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Re: [SLUG] Apache: why doesn't "allow from localhost work" ?

On Wed, Jun 27, 2001 at 06:16:07PM +1000, Mike Lake wrote:
> When I point it at http://localhost/~mikel I get 
> "Forbidden You don't have permission to access /~mikel on this server."
> AND the URL in the browser changes to:
>         http://mycomputername.mydomain.edu.au/~mikel/

In your apache configuration search for UseCanonicalName 
and set it to off. Comments in the file explain what it means.

> (That means that localhost is being resolved to mycomputer.mydomain I
> gather)

It apache is redirecting the browser to 

> Dont really follow about the binding.
> I understand about mapping to an address if it can loo up an addr from a
> name but not the bit about the "from" bit. 

try tcpdump -i lo then point your browser to http://localhost/
and then http://mycomputername. Look at how your source
address changes depending on which address you point your browser

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