Subject: Re: [boost] wiki.boost.org Ancient
From: Daniel James (daniel_james_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-23 16:04:05
2009/2/23 David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]>:
> on Mon Feb 23 2009, DongInn Kim <dikim-AT-osl.iu.edu> wrote:
>> Can you setup the DNS of wiki.boost.org to just point to 184.108.40.206 without
>> aliasing for svn.boost.org?
>> This cause me difficult to setup its vhost properly.
>> For example,
>> [root_at_wowbagger wiki.boost.org]# host wiki.boost.org
>> wiki.boost.org is an alias for svn.boost.org.
>> svn.boost.org has address 220.127.116.11
>> [root_at_wowbagger wiki.boost.org]# host beta.boost.org
>> beta.boost.org has address 18.104.22.168
>> [root_at_wowbagger wiki.boost.org]#
> I could, but --- and I'm no www expert --- I think there ought to be a
> redirect so that there's a canonical web address for the wiki.
> Otherwise you get search engines spidering it twice, etc, no?
I might be wrong about this but I believe CNAME is only used to lookup
the server's ip address, and has nothing to do with redirects. I think
it's basically a layer of indirection for DNS lookups. I don't think
it should affect the vhosts setup. The redirect has to be done as a
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