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From Eric Covener <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache virtualhost order deny, allow works only on localhost; ignores public IP for allow
Date Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:06:02 GMT
On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 11:01 AM, Kirk Woellert <> wrote:
> It's a good point but I need to able to access this site from one public IP
> in particular. I thought an entry in /etc/hosts currently as:
> [redacted alias for 3rd vhost]
> would be sufficient but maybe not? If not, how can I get Apache to 'route'
> to that 3rd vhost? What would people typically do in this case? BTW, I'm not
> the DNS manager and won't get a FQDN for this stage of development.

You can use an IP as a ServerName or ServerAlias. Otherwise, You need
the /etc/hosts entry on the client, and you need to actually use the
name in the browser -- otherwise the client cannot telegraph to Apache
which name-based virtual host it's accessing.

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