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Running the Oracle HTTP Server on OpenVMS


Oracle9i Installation Guide Release 2 ( for HP Alpha OpenVMS

To avoid confusion, always use the appropriate concealed logical name to specify
the file that you want to edit


For example, to edit a clusterwide version of


refer to:


If you referred to:


then the server would open the clusterwide file but save it as a system-specific
version. The latest version of HTTPD.CONF would then be visible only to the
individual node on which it was saved.

Within HTTPD.CONF itself, you should make this distinction whenever you refer to
a path or to a file location


This improves performance and ensures that the server

will return a complete directory listing


For example, you should specify


or APACHE$SPECIFIC (instead of APACHE$ROOT) with Directory


The following extract, from the HTTPD.CONF file, refers to APACHE$COMMON
because the content for the default web page is in the clusterwide directories.

DocumentRoot "/apache$common/htdocs"


<Directory "/apache$common/htdocs">

Options Indexes FollowSymLinks Multiviews

AllowOverride None

Order allow,deny

Allow from all


If there were content for one specific node in a cluster, the APACHE$SPECIFIC
logical name would be used.

Mixed-Architecture Cluster

In a mixed-architecture cluster, do not use a cluster alias IP address with the Oracle
HTTP Server


Because the VAX systems will not have the Oracle HTTP Server

running, they will not be able to service HTTP requests.

Common Gateway Interface (CGI)

Common Gateway Interface (CGI) programs execute within the DCL shell on the
Oracle HTTP Server for OpenVMS


Please note the following OpenVMS specific