Re: [htdig] Indexing virtual servers

Subject: Re: [htdig] Indexing virtual servers
From: Aaron Newsome (
Date: Thu Nov 18 1999 - 12:50:19 PST

Yes, Canonical name is on for that site. I have a workaround, but it is a
*MAJOR* pain in the ass and requires that I take my site offline while it is
indexed and modify DNS in my domain so the reverse lookup works correctly.

This seems like a pretty extreme workaround for indexing a website.

Another idea I had was from a post I saw by Michael Graff in the list
archives. He suggested hardwiring the gethostbyname call in htlib/ to
return whatever name I need it to and recompiling. Of course this new binary
could only be used to index *THIS* site, but who cares. It sure beats the heck
out mucking with DNS everytime I want to index my site.

I need someone who knows C++ better than me to show me how to hardwire the
gethostbyname call in htlib/ I think this will solve my problem.

BTW: I am not a list memeber so if you reply to this, or my previous post,
please reply to my mail address also.

Thanks, Aaron Newsome

Doug Barton wrote:

> Aaron Newsome wrote:
> >
> > Does anyone have a clue on how to index virtual servers with ht://Dig.
> >
> > I am trying to index my site and it says 1
> > document. If I change the site name to in
> > the config file then everything works fine (htDig indexes the site).
> If you are using apache, do you have the UseCanonicalName attribute
> turned on? If so the server is probably changing the name of the site to
> itchy.. for every dig request.
> HTH,
> Doug

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