> Is there any httpd package that could do not only multi web-home
> setup, but also
> email for multi-doamin-names with their own domain-name;
> store log files for each domain-name in their own location;
> setup cgi-bin for each domain-name to have their own directory;
> support autherization and configuration for their own home
You want it on a plate?
1. Multi-homed e-mail
You need to use a mailertable in Sendmail. There's a sendmail user group
you'll be able to get some help from. This will involve some knowledge
of sendmail re-writing rules on which there are books. It's not the most
user-friendly of config files but you'll soon get the hang of it.
2. Log files.
Using, eg., Apache's virtual server hack, you can either store them in
a separate place or, and probably more useful, prepend a sentinel at the
beginning of the line and then grep out the results to do your logs. eg.,
on my server, all logs for personality.co.uk read something like:
You can then grep the appropriate entries out to do your stats. This has
an added advantage of keeping it all in one place and being able to do a
tail -f on the file to monitor *all* incoming requests.
3. cgi-bin: You can do /cgi-bin/username instead. This way you can more
easily manage your clients' data. You may be able to do a symbolic link
from their home-dir and allow them to access their cgi data that way.
Otherwise, allow them to run CGIs from their own site instead.
4. Authorisation and configuration from the home can sensibly and securely
be achieved using CGIs or configuration files. You'll have to decide what
you want the user to be able to configure and sort it out from there.
Sorry, can't be more helpful because I'm not sure what you want your
customers to be able to change.
Andrew Crane, Surrey, England - Internet and prepress consultant
Programming services in 'C', unix, perl, PostScript, applescript