Solved

Virtual Host problem; resolving to same domain

Posted on 2006-10-24
6
362 Views
Last Modified: 2010-03-04
Hello!  I'm attempting to setup my webserver to host 3 different websites, each of which have a seperate domain name and share a common IP hosted off of one machine.  I'm new to using Virtual Hosts -- I'm having an issue where *all* domains are resolving to the first domain rather than to the intended domain.  

my httpd.conf reads:
------------

Listen 192.168.1.2:80
NameVirtualHost *:80

<VirtualHost 192.168.1.2:80>
  ServerName  www.domainone.com
  DocumentRoot  /var/www/html/done
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost 192.168.1.2:80>
  ServerName  www.domaintwo.com
  DocumentRoot /var/www/html/dtwo
</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost 192.168.1.2:80>
  ServerName  www.domainthree.com
  DocumentRoot /var/www/html/dthree
</VirtualHost>

-----------------

I would be grateful if you can shed some light on what I'm missing or doing wrong!  Thnx!
0
Comment
Question by:minnirok
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:minnirok
ID: 17801019
I.E. the problem is that accessing www.domaintwo.com or www.domainthree.com is bringing up the files for domainone.com which are stored localy in /var/www/html/done
0
 
LVL 43

Expert Comment

by:ravenpl
ID: 17801476
Looks fine for me, but my config have something reverted comparing to Yours, try it...

Listen 80
NameVirtualHost 192.168.1.2:80
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:periwinkle
ID: 17803696
I agree with ravenpl - I'd specify the IP address in the NameVirtualHost command if it isn't working.  

The Apache web server will deliver the first entry as a 'default' if nothing matches.

Is it possible that your domaintwo.com or domainthree.com actually point to a different IP address which points to the same server?
0
Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:minnirok
ID: 17805657
Thanks guys. It looks like the problem occurs if I have the NameVirtualHost set to *:80

With the *:80 setting, all my traffic gets routed through to domainone.com...  I don't yet understand why this occurs.  Setting the virtual host to *all* IP addresses on port 80 (ie *:80) really shouldn't be messing up the individual virtualhosts -- since each virtualhost is set to 192.168.1.2:80 they should still be able to resolve to the proper domain.  But, yeah, somehow under this setting the first domain supercedes all others...  Am I missing something?

Also, possibly relevant, ServerName is set to 192.168.1.2:80

Thanks ravenpl, changing my settings to listen only based on port and namevirtualhost to a specific IP does resolve the problem.  In the interest of learning, I'm very curious to learn why the initial settings don't work!  Any theories?
0
 
LVL 43

Accepted Solution

by:
ravenpl earned 100 total points
ID: 17805817
In fact http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.0/mod/core.html#namevirtualhost says
Note that the argument to the <VirtualHost> directive must exactly match the argument to the NameVirtualHost directive.
So I suppose the following could work
NameVirtualHost *:80
<VirtualHost *:80> //not the IP!, OR
<VirtualHost _default_:80>

But then, the same link says to not use it this way
Note, that the "main server" and any _default_ servers will never be served for a request to a NameVirtualHost IP address (unless for some reason you specify NameVirtualHost but then don't define any VirtualHosts for that address).

0
 
LVL 7

Author Comment

by:minnirok
ID: 17805907
Great!  I had missed that note about how the virtualhost and namevirtual host have to match :)

Thanks, ravenpl!
0

Featured Post

Migrating Your Company's PCs

To keep pace with competitors, businesses must keep employees productive, and that means providing them with the latest technology. This document provides the tips and tricks you need to help you migrate an outdated PC fleet to new desktops, laptops, and tablets.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
URL rewriting - LAMP 7 56
Problem with .htaccess file 4 77
htaccess restrict subdomain 4 146
Apache,  not running php on top level 14 78
Introduction As you’re probably aware the HTTP protocol offers basic / weak authentication, which in combination with the relevant configuration on your web server, provides the ability to password protect all or part of your host.  If you were not…
If you are running a LAMP infrastructure, this little code snippet is very helpful if you are serving lots of HTML, JavaScript and CSS-related information. The mod_deflate module, which is part of the Apache 2.2 application, provides the DEFLATE…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…
In an interesting question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29008360/) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to split a single image into multiple images. The primary usage for this is to place many photographs on a flatbed scanner…

732 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question