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Re: Virtual Hosting and the FHS

On Wed, 11 Jul 2001 19:39, Haim Dimermanas wrote:
> > Why not use vhost_alias_module in Apache and something like the
> > following: VirtualDocumentRoot /home/www/%-1/%-2/%-3/%-4+
> I have one large problem with this solution and I have been working on it
> for days without being able to solve it.
> What do you do if your customer have a URL that has less than 4 parts?
> Example: My domain name is example.com. If I have a www A record set in the
> DNS, it will look for the files in /home/www/com/example/www/_/ (notice the
> "_" at the end) when www.example.com is requested.
> Now imagine that the guy wants his website accessible via
> http://example.com as well. The URL only has 2 parts. Apache will look for
> the files in /home/www/com/example/_/_/(notice the 2 "_" this time) when
> example.com is requested.
> Any solution?

Enable sym-links in Apache (I know some people recomment against it, but when 
apache has no special privs it's no real risk).  Then create a sym-link 
between them.

If you don't want sym-links then use the --bind option to mount with kernel 
2.4.x and create hard-links in the kernel.

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