Re: [htdig] server_aliases

Subject: Re: [htdig] server_aliases
From: Gilles Detillieux (
Date: Wed Oct 04 2000 - 09:39:49 PDT

According to Malcolm Austen:
> Simple question but I'd rather not have to rerun my dig to find the answer
> (my last run took 19 hours!) ...
> I've read the archives and found that (for 3.1.5 which I'm running) I must
> include the port numbers so I'm just left with the question of which way
> does the mapping go? That is, with:
> server_aliases: aaa:80=bbb:80
> will it be "aaa" or "bbb" in the database?
> (I need to know which to use in the htsearch "restrict" field.)
> [Perhaps both these points could be clarified in the documentation?]

The mapping goes left to right, so bbb would be the one used in
the database, and even when htdig fetches the documents. I thought
the example in made it
abundantly clear, as it contains two mappings to the same canonical name.
It wouldn't make sense to map one name to two different names, would it?

In 3.1.5, the port numbers are optional. I'll make a note of that for
3.2's documentation.

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