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From "Joshua Slive" <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] mod_rewrite redirecting multiple domain names to the one name
Date Fri, 29 Feb 2008 14:21:05 GMT
On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 2:28 AM, Nils Jeppe <nils@pandemonium.de> wrote:
>
>
>  On Fri, 29 Feb 2008, Viv D-F wrote:
>
>  > I figure this is a fairly common problem, but I haven't been able to find
>  > any examples of how this is usually done.  I'm not convinced that this is
>  > best done in the Apache config.  Is this done at the DNS instead?
>
>  There are, I think, three ways to do this. The first is what you're
>  thinking of, find an example here:
>
>  http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/rewrite/rewrite_guide.html#canonicalhost
>
>  Secondly, setting "UseCanonicalName on" may work to redirect you to the
>  correct hostname. I never use this myself, but I remember vaguely that it
>  does something like this. I am not entirely sure of course, but you could
>  easily test it yourself:

No, that won't work. (I've always though it would be nice to have a
"UseCanonicalName enforce" which would do exactly that, but it doesn't
exist.)

>  http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/core.html#usecanonicalname
>
>  Thirdly, you could simply add one or more extra virtualhost(s) which takes
>  care of all the "extra" hostnames and do a simple RedirectPermanent /
>  http://site1.com/ or something similar in its configuration. This last
>  solution is especially useful if you'd like to easily log the access /
>  referrers to the "unwanted" site names.

Right. Both of your solutions are discussed in detail here:
http://wiki.apache.org/httpd/CanonicalHostNames

Joshua.

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