Giving Users Easier Access to iFolder with VirtualHost
Novell Cool Solutions: Tip
By Lupe Silva
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Posted: 17 Mar 2003
I have NW6 Small Business Suite, and installed iFolder and NetStorage on the same server. Because of that, the default IP port for iFolder is 52080 and 52443. I wanted to make it easier for my end users to remember how to get to their iFolders (going to http://ifolder.domain.com instead of http://server.domain.com:52080).
SOLUTION: We have a linux server for our firewall and use apache for the web server on it. Within apache I used VirtualHost and ProxyReverse to do this. After setting up VirtualHost in Apache, I added the following lines to http.conf:
<VirtualHost *:80> ServerName ifolder.domain.com ProxyPass / http://192.168.1.2:52080/ ProxyPassReverse / http://192.168.1.2:52080/ </VirtualHost>
This works great with the iFolder client.
This solution was on a linux server with apache and I assume that it will work on any server running apache.
If you have any questions you may contact Lupe at firstname.lastname@example.org
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