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View Full Version : getting virtual host working accross network under xampp



Spudhead
04-05-2011, 12:05 PM
I've got xampp running on my local (Win7) dev machine.

I'm using virtual hosts to get various dev sites running under that. So relevant bits from my apache/conf/extra/httpd-vhosts.conf look like:


NameVirtualHost 127.0.0.1:80

<VirtualHost dev.newsite.com>
ServerAdmin me@localhost
DocumentRoot "C:\dev\newsite\build"
ServerName dev.newsite.com
ServerAlias dev.newsite.com
<Directory "C:\dev\newsite\build">
Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Includes ExecCGI
AllowOverride All
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
</Directory>
</VirtualHost>

And the relevant entry in my hosts file:


127.0.0.1 dev.newsite.com

This works fine, from the Win7 machine.

I've also created a virtual machine running WinXP (on the same Win7 machine), so I can test on IE8. I want to access dev.newsite.com from it.

I've commented out the following in httpd-xamp.conf, so the virtual machine can at least see my xampp apache. Probably not the safest but this is all on an internal office network:


#<LocationMatch "^/(?i:(?:xampp|security|licenses|phpmyadmin|webalizer|server-status|server-info))">
# Order deny,allow
# Deny from all
# Allow from 127.0.0.0/8
# ErrorDocument 403 /error/HTTP_XAMPP_FORBIDDEN.html.var
#</LocationMatch>

And I've added an entry to the hosts file on the WinXP virtual machine, pointing dev.newsite.com at the network IP address of the Win7 machine:


192.168.154.168 dev.newsite.com

That's got me nearly there. But if I start up the WinXP virtual machine and point IE8 at http://dev.newsite.com - I don't get the dev site.

I get the xampp 'welcome' page. In fact, it's redirecting me to:
http://dev.newsite.com/xampp/

What's doing this, and how can I stop it?

tagnu
04-06-2011, 09:28 AM
I get the xampp 'welcome' page. In fact, it's redirecting me to:
http://dev.newsite.com/xampp/

What's doing this, and how can I stop it?

Hi, have you restarted xampp, after making changes?
Also, disable and enable the network connection from the Guest OS.

ps: I have such a config running on my machine now.



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