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Old 01-04-2004, 11:37 PM   #1
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Mandrake 9.2, hosting web page behind router on dynamic ip


Hi, not sure where to start with this... I have an ADSL Router with a dynamic IP address. Behind it sits the LAN. On the LAN I have one server from which I would like to serve web pages. I have configured NAT on the router to forward port 80 to the internal server address. I have also registered a domain name from no-ip.com and running their program on the server to update their DNS with my new IP address. I can now connect to my web server from the Internet by using the domain name.
The problem that I am having is that I have also configured Apache to serve pages from each user's directory, and when somebody tries to access ie: mydomain.com/~user the page is served but the address bar in the browser changes to 127.0.0.1/~user . Is it possible to configure the server somehow so that both the computer and Apache know they are on a domain (ie mydomain.com), so that the address bar in browsers always displays mydomain.com/blah/blah.
 
Old 01-05-2004, 12:16 AM   #2
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You need to use virtual hosts on the apache server
 
Old 01-05-2004, 12:17 AM   #3
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Hi,
Make sure that you have a line in your httpd.conf file that looks like this
ServerName server.name.com:80
Also check if it exhibits this same behavior when connecting from a computer that is not on your local network.
 
Old 01-05-2004, 05:38 AM   #4
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I did change the ServerName in the conf file and it now works. Thank you.

I do have virtual hosting enabled. I have another question - If I wanted to set another domain name to point to my /home/username/www directory what would the syntax be. I had a look at the virtual hosting options but not sure how to change them to map a different domain to a user's directory, not to some directory in /var/www/html
 
Old 01-05-2004, 08:31 AM   #5
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I have an example at work, just send me a reminder at ugob at camo-route dot com and I'll send it to you.

What I used to make it:

http://httpd.apache.org/docs/vhosts/

What I realized:

-When you make one virtual host, the main server seems to be ignored (so you have to make a virtual host directive for each domain.
-VirtualHosts seems to be treated in order in the file.
 
Old 01-05-2004, 06:59 PM   #6
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Thanks,
that's the problem I had when configuring virtual hosts. I included another virtual host for the original server and now I can use to domains on different directories.
 
  


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