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From Frank Gingras <francois.ging...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Re: Enabling SSL on VirtualHosts Revisited
Date Fri, 18 Dec 2009 16:41:13 GMT
Jonathan Mast wrote:
> OK, so I added NameVirtualHost foo.mysite.com:80 and NameVirtualHost
> foo.mysite.com:443 above their respective sections and it seems to work
> despite not being recommended as per the docs, but this was the only way to
> do it because all my domains: mysite.com, othersite.com, etc point to a
> single IP.
>
> Any idea on why using hostnames in NameVirtualHost directives is not
> recommended?  Is this something that could come back and bite me?
>
> Thanks for the help!
>
> On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 10:34 AM, Philip Wigg <phil@philipwigg.co.uk> wrote:
>
>   
>> Possibly the information you need is here:-
>>
>> http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/vhosts/name-based.html
>>
>> When adding a name-based Virtual Host the...
>>
>> "Main host goes away
>>
>> If you are adding virtual hosts to an existing web server, you must
>> also create a <VirtualHost> block for the existing host. The
>> ServerName and DocumentRoot included in this virtual host should be
>> the same as the global ServerName and DocumentRoot. List this virtual
>> host first in the configuration file so that it will act as the
>> default host."
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Phil.
>>
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>   
Jonathan,

Using a hostname in the <VirtualHost> line will active DNS resolution 
for EVERY HTTP request. Surely, you don't want that to happen.

Instead, use a ServerName in your virtual host.

Frank.

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