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Old 06-26-2003, 11:31 PM   #1
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Url without ending slash


i have a couple of sites residing on my webserver. what should i do to enable users to type in the url without having to include a slash "/" at the end of the url? Btw,if this is of any help, i have disabled Directory Indexing.

eg: ---->

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Old 06-27-2003, 04:04 AM   #2
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Try this... this is all I can think of.


I guess this also assumes you're using Apache huh...
Old 06-27-2003, 04:34 AM   #3
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If you are using apache take a look in the file
/<apache-dir>/conf/httpd.conf (or search for it)

Find the parameter "DocumentRoot" and make sure you don't have a "/" on the end of that. (there could be more than one)
The same applies to all values of <Directory "/<apachedir>/htdocs/mysites>"

I've done this typo-error a couple of times with the result you describe.

Restart apache with /<apachedir>/bin/apachectl restart

Old 06-27-2003, 10:15 AM   #4
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apache has to know its own servername for that to work correctly.
Old 06-27-2003, 10:16 PM   #5
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i tried this solution based on the article rmartine gave.

1. i removed the end slash at the

Alias /doc/ /usr/share/doc

2. But because my server is a local development server, thus the servername is not FQDN, i need to remain using IP addressing. (http://161.x.x.x.x/site1). So i turn off here

UseCanonicalName Off

and it works. I dun know if this is a valid solution, but it works for me.

Btw, my DocumentRoot is already set without any ending slash.

thanks guys for ur help.


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