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From Dave Pifke <dpi...@slip.net>
Subject config/1226: Apache seems to "forget" about DocumentRoot for VirtualHosts.
Date Thu, 02 Oct 1997 19:51:34 GMT

>Number:         1226
>Category:       config
>Synopsis:       Apache seems to "forget" about DocumentRoot for VirtualHosts.
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    apache
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   apache
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Oct 14 15:40:01 PDT 1997
>Last-Modified:
>Originator:     dpifke@slip.net
>Organization:
apache
>Release:        1.2.4
>Environment:
SunOS hamster 5.5.1 ISS_1.0 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-2
>Description:
We are running an Apache 1.2.4 server with A LOT (1500+) of VirtualHosts.  Every so often
(most likely after a -HUP signal), the server seems to stop using the document roots specified
within the <VirtualHost> blocks and start using the server's DocumentRoot instead.

i.e. We have a customer whose document root is /u3/s/o/someuser/public_html, but when we try
to pull up their pages, Apache looks in /usr/local/www (the document root for the main server)
instead:

[Thu Oct  2 01:55:27 1997] access to /usr/local/www//spotr.gif failed for 207.171.199.71,
reason: File does not exist
[Thu Oct  2 01:55:27 1997] access to /usr/local/www//brwndog.gif failed for 207.171.199.71,
reason: File does not exist

This is most likely an error with the httpd.conf parser.  Restarting the server seems to fix
it.

>How-To-Repeat:
The problem is intermittent and difficult to reproduce.  It seems to happen about once a week.

Please provide input on how to further diagnose the problem when we catch the server in this
state.
>Fix:

>Audit-Trail:
>Unformatted:


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