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From André Warnier ...@ice-sa.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Vhost shortcut?
Date Thu, 09 Apr 2009 20:03:33 GMT
Jan G.B. wrote:
> 2009/4/9 Griffith, Michael * <Michael.Griffith@fda.hhs.gov>:

What I fail to get in all of this, is the need to involve Rewrite's and 
all that stuff.

First a basic question : are all these "difficult users", and this 
webserver, inside the same corporate network (or the same "company.com" 
domain) ?
If not, then maybe tell these users to go be difficult with someone 
else, after they have learned how an internet/intranet works.

If yes, then all you need is :

1) that the users workstations and the internal corporate network DNS 
system be set up properly so that the hostname "tracking" properly 
resolves to the same IP address as "tracking.mycompany.com".
That has nothing to do with the webserver itself, but is essential for 
the rest to work. Ask the company's network admin for help if needed.

2) in your webserver configuration, presumably you already have a line like
ServerName tracking.mycompany.com

Yes ? then just add a line below it like
ServerAlias tracking

and that should do it.

To check (1) : any of these users workstation should be able to open a 
console window and type "ping tracking", and see an echo from your 
webserver. Before that works, the rest will not.


I'm still miffed also as to why people would prefer to type "h t t p : / 
/ t r a c k i n g" rather than clicking on a bookmark or an icon.
It takes all kinds I guess.

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