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From James Nicolson <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] dynamic virtual hosts
Date Mon, 02 May 2005 17:06:09 GMT

>>> >
>> I've read that many times.... I cant even get the
>> simple configuration such as beneath working
>> VirtualDocumentRoot /var/www/%0/htdocs
>> VirtualScriptAlias /var/www/%0/cgi-bin
>> so why does that not work??? my traditional vhost
>> setup is as follows and that works fine.... why not
>> the above? yet it will do whats below:

>You need to look in the error log to see what that
>problem is.

this is what the error_log gives on each request

[Mon May 02 18:01:15 2005] [debug] mod_proxy.c(418):
Trying to run scheme_handler
[Mon May 02 18:01:15 2005] [warn] proxy: No protocol
handler was valid for the URL /. If you are using a
DSO version of mod_proxy, make sure the proxy
submodules are included in the configuration using

>> I was wondering if there was a way to do it without
>> symbolic links

>You could perhaps create two name-based <VirtualHost>
sections, one
>with a "ServerAlias www.*" that has directives to
catch that case, and
>the other, listed first, that would catch the non-www
case.  But the
>symlinks are simpler, and would recommend sticking
with that.

>>>>> > >>  RewriteEngine on
>>>>> > >>  RewriteCond %{REQUEST_METHOD}
>>>>> > >>  RewriteRule .* - [F]
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > This Rewrite stuff is unimportant and is only
>>> > if you want to
>>> > satisfy the whims of your vulnerability tester.
>>> >
>> but if I dont have it I get a forbidden access
>> message???

>That doesn't seem very likely.  Are you absolutely
>sure?  These rules
>have nothing to do with ordinary request serving.

Well I just checked it and looks like your right.... I
dont need that....


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