Apache-2.4 and <VirtualHost _default_:443>
James B. Byrne
byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca
Mon Apr 16 19:07:11 UTC 2018
The Apache documentation
"The main server is only used to serve a request if the IP address and
port number to which the client connected does not match any vhost
(including a * vhost). In other words, the main server only catches a
request for an unspecified address/port combination (unless there is a
_default_ vhost which matches that port)."
In extra/httpd-ssl.conf the following is found:
# General setup for the virtual host
. . .
When extra/httpd-ssl.conf contains this statement and is included
from httpd.conf then none of my virtual host ssl configurations work.
Everything ssl goes to the host server document root.
My question is: Does the parenthetical comment "(unless there is a
_default_ vhost which matches that port)" really mean that the magic
wildcard _default_ overrides every ip address defined virtual host; as
the evidence seems to indicate? If so then why? What is he use case
for this feature and why is that the default configuration instead of
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