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From "Parsons Technical Services" <parsonstechni...@earthlink.net>
Subject Re: Multiple domain names to a single site
Date Tue, 11 Jan 2005 16:31:23 GMT
Sorry I wasn't clear on that.

You have two choices.
Either do a redirect in the dns (My dns has a GUI that allows me to do this 
so I don't know the details).

Or use the alias entry in the host element for mycompany.com.
http://jakarta.apache.org/tomcat/tomcat-5.0-doc/config/host.html#Host%20Name%20Aliases

Doug


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Paul Taylor" <paul_t100@fastmail.fm>
To: "Tomcat Users List" <tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2005 11:21 AM
Subject: Re: Multiple domain names to a single site


> Parsons Technical Services wrote:
>
>> You will be working with the host entries in the server.xmlFrom how I 
>> read this you want mycompany..com and .net pointing at the same app. You 
>> can do this either at the dns level or in the host entry with an alias. 
>> As for master slave the master will be the desired URL. If you want 
>> people to use .com the set it up as your main entry and the redirect in 
>> the dns or alias .net to it. This way when they get to the site the URL 
>> in the address will be .com
>>
>> If the mycompany site is the default site, as it appears to be, any URL 
>> that points to the server IP that does not have a matching host entry 
>> will go to the mycompany site. So you could just point both mycompany 
>> urls to the IP and it will work. With this the URL will remain as typed 
>> .com or .net   For public relations don't do this as confusion will 
>> result. Especially when it comes to email.
>>
> You have understood me correctly and I understand what you say in 
> principal. I want to do achieve the first case you describe so that if 
> they enter www.mycompany.com it will remain so, if they enter 
> www.mycompany.net it will redirect as www.mycompany.com. But Im still not 
> sure how to do this, when you say mainentry do you mean using dns or do 
> you mean the first host in server.xml (currently I just have the default 
> localhost confgured).  Then how do I create an alias for the second 
> address is 'alias' a  tomcat thing or a dns thing ?
>
>
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