Giving Users Easier Access to iFolder with VirtualHost

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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 / 
        ProxyPassReverse / 

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 lsilva@qnetis.com

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