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Subject: Re: [boost] Ancient
From: Rene Rivera (grafikrobot_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-23 20:13:22

Daniel James wrote:
> 2009/2/23 David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]>:
>> on Mon Feb 23 2009, DongInn Kim <> wrote:
>>> Can you setup the DNS of to just point to without
>>> aliasing for
>>> This cause me difficult to setup its vhost properly.
>>> For example,
>>> [root_at_wowbagger]# host
>>> is an alias for
>>> has address
>>> [root_at_wowbagger]# host
>>> has address
>>> [root_at_wowbagger]#
>> 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
> HTTP response.

Correct. You need something like this in the vhost:

<VirtualHost *:80>
     RedirectMatch permanent (.*)

Note, it has to be permanent so that indexers don't keep trying to index

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