Is it possible to set a ddns hostname to access a name-based virtual host?

Barry Margolin barmar at
Tue Feb 24 03:20:04 UTC 2009

In article <gnmihj$1761$1 at>, hongyi.zhao at wrote:

> On Friday, February 20, 2009 at 22:15, serge.fonville at wrote:
> > Let me give an example to illustrate my problem:
> > In the following url, the is a name-based  virtual host:
> >
> > On  the other hand, my institute has subscribed to prola and many other
> > journals, so I want to use some self-made and easy-to-memory hostnames for
> > each  of them.  For example, I want to use the following url to access
> > the above one:
> >
> > Is this possible?
> > You can specify a domainalias for every virtualhost in the apache
> > configuration (other http servers should support similar functionality)
> I cann't figure it out.  I only have a web
> client  such  as  ie  or firefox to access the above url?  Do you mean
> that I must setup a local webserver, say by using apache to do that thing?

The operators of the dynamic DNS service may offer an HTTP redirect 
service that does this for you.

Barry Margolin, barmar at
Arlington, MA
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