redirect hostname alias, netscape?

redirect hostname alias, netscape?

Post by Patrick Robi » Thu, 21 May 1998 04:00:00

We run Netscape server 2.01. on Unix

We have a host alias we have been keeping around
for historical reasons. We want to remove this host name
alias eventually so we want to have pages refering to this
alias to point to a message page.


our server /etc/hosts entry looks something like this    wwwserv oldname

now we want to have http://oldname bring up a message page
but we want http://wwwserv to behave normally.

Any ideas welcome




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