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Old 03-18-2004, 10:34 AM   #1
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Apache trailing slash puzzler


I am having a bit of head scratch,

I have an apache server and I can type in urls as this

but not like this

I just never finds the page.

I have set up

Options Indexes

in the httpd.conf but it still doesnt work!

Any advice would be greatly appreciated

Old 03-18-2004, 10:50 AM   #2
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You need to enable Canonical in your httpd.conf file. Usually it should already be in the file by default, if not add something like this to your file and restart apache:

# UseCanonicalName:  (new for 1.3)  With this setting turned on, whenever
# Apache needs to construct a self-referencing URL (a URL that refers back
# to the server the response is coming from) it will use ServerName and
# Port to form a "canonical" name.  With this setting off, Apache will
# use the hostname:port that the client supplied, when possible.  This
# also affects SERVER_NAME and SERVER_PORT in CGI scripts.
UseCanonicalName On
Old 03-18-2004, 05:13 PM   #3
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Ah, I didnt have the servername on, I was just accessing through an IP address, so that was the problem.

As soon as I put the Servername line in it worked

Guess I was fibbing about accessing from a hostname.

Thanks a lot for your help!

Last edited by tantric; 03-18-2004 at 05:17 PM.
Old 04-08-2004, 02:25 PM   #4
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Trailing slash - The solution


I had the same problem like most of us: - does not work anoying.. but works


I only changed "UseCanonicalName on" to "UseCanonicalName Off"

and .. now I'm smiling ...

Old 04-11-2004, 05:18 PM   #5
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Now I'm smiling too...


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