Re: apache2: clearing the air [please read]
On Sat, 13 Oct 2001, Julian Gilbey wrote:
> > > > The virtual host layout is such:
> > > > * /var/www/the.host.name/htdocs - document root for that host
> > > Won't work. You need to include the port number there if it's
> > > not 80.
> > Bugger. Does anyone actually *use* port-based virtual hosting?
> Yes, for example for testing purposes.
I use it at work, too. We host a number of SSL-capable
sites, most of which need to present a certificate which
matches their name.
Our webservers are behind a Cisco LocalDirector for load-
balancing, and we give that a public IP per SSL-capable
vhost. But because that would start to cramp our /24, we
have the LocalDirector map the SSL ports for these IPs to
443 _and upwards_, so we don't have to assign an extra IP
per vhost for each of the webservers.
It's a little clumsy, and if you get careless Apache will
redirect to http://site.name:447/ and the like. But it