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From Nick Kew <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Default page location
Date Sun, 26 Jul 2009 13:49:43 GMT
Krist van Besien wrote:

> Normally all requests for virtual hosts not defined in your httpd.conf
> will be handled by the default virtual host, which is the first one.
> So in your httpd.conf you jsut add a virtualhost before all others. In
> this virtual host you can just have a default page. Maybe even a cgi
> script that generates a page with the name of the domain. Is this what
> you want?

Trivial point: I'd incline to SSI in preference to CGI for this.
But not important.

More to the point, the OP's description sounds like an attempt
to set up an error page, for requests that the server isn't
expecting.  So why not drop the default page, leave the
default virtualhost empty (or forbidden), and use an
ErrorDocument to present to the user.

That way you won't get unfortunate side-effects like Google
indexing your not-there page.

Nick Kew

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