Customizing the server environment, How to configure apache, Modules and directives – Oracle Audio Technologies ORACLE9I B10508-01 User Manual

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Running the Oracle HTTP Server on OpenVMS


Oracle9i Installation Guide Release 2 ( for HP Alpha OpenVMS

Customizing the Server Environment

The installation procedure creates a file named HTTPD.CONF and places it in


The HTTPD.CONF file stores information that the Oracle

HTTP Server uses to set up the server environment



has been

tailored to use OpenVMS syntax, but its overall functionality is essentially identical
to HTTPD.CONF on the UNIX platform.


contains an explanation for each line that it can execute


You can

refer to these explanations when customizing the file for your environment



can also refer to any generally available Apache documentation on HTTPD.CONF.

Note the following about HTTPD.CONF on OpenVMS:

MOD_OSUSCRIPT has been added to enable CGI scripts that were originally
written for the OSU server.

UNIX-style path names are recognized by OpenVMS


You can use either

UNIX-style or OpenVMS-style path names in the configuration file



you cannot intermix the two styles within a specification.

In an OpenVMS Cluster, you can specify either clusterwide or system-specific

How to Configure Apache

Perform the following steps to configure Apache to run while using an account
other than the 'oracle' account:


Modify the configuration file HTTPD.CONF to include the following line:

User <




Modify APACHEUSER.COM to define logical APACHE_USERNAME to the
required username. Make sure that the username is exactly the same as
the entry in the httpd.conf file.


Restart the Apache Server if it is already running.

Modules and Directives

Following is a list of the modules included in the Oracle HTTP Server for OpenVMS
distribution kit


The list shows the directives supported in each module



supported modules and directives function as documented by the Apache Software
Foundation at the following web site: