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Apache is not my strongest side. But I\'m learning

Any way I need for a PHP script to simulate url adresses on my Localhost.

Now i acces a webpage on my locahost by

but should become www.onno.org for example

and www.tom.org etc...


How do I put this in my httpd.conf script. Remember this is on my local host without any bind


Using Red Hat 9.0

And apache 2.x

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First assign the names in your hosts file. On my BSD box, it\'s /etc/hosts ... I can only assume that it\'s in a similar location in RH.


Something like this should do:    www.onno.org       www.tom.org


Test, and make sure that the names resolve locally. In BSD, changing /etc/resolv.conf to instruct the resolver to check the hosts file before the nameserver is simply a matter of which line comes first. Like I said, not sure about RH.....


Secondly, you need to enable Name-based virtual hosting in httpd.conf. Here\'s an example:


# Use name-based virtual hosting.


NameVirtualHost *:80

# VirtualHost example:

# Almost any Apache directive may go into a VirtualHost container.

# The first VirtualHost section is used for requests without a known

# server name.


<VirtualHost *>

   ServerName www.onno.org

   DocumentRoot /www/onno

   ServerAdmin me@localhost


Restart apache, voila!

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Yes, its indeed that easy.


Just vi /etc/hosts and edit it...


If you don\'t know you never know unless somebody tells you :D

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