Forward using CNAME record

Eivind Olsen eivind at
Tue Jan 25 15:35:55 UTC 2011

> When you point your browser to (obviously not
> "example") the page on loads properly but is
> still displayed in the address bar.

What happens in this case is: the web browser you use will connect to the
address of but will present a HTTP host header asking for Depending on the configuration of the webserver on that
host, it may serve web pages from a default document root, which may or
may not be the same as

> If you go directly to, the site loads, but if
> you go to, you get a 404 error page. The
> browser still displays in the address bar.

In this case, the webserver on doesn't know how to
deal with requests coming in for and gives that error
The administrators of the webserver could add a ServerAlias setting in
their Apache configuration, to put requests into the correct document

Eivind Olsen

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