Bug 52532 - VirtualHost added TWICE to name-virtual-host list when multiple names resolve to same IP address.
Summary: VirtualHost added TWICE to name-virtual-host list when multiple names resolve...
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Product: Apache httpd-2
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Core (show other bugs)
Version: 2.2.21
Hardware: All All
: P4 trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Apache HTTPD Bugs Mailing List
Keywords: MassUpdate
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Reported: 2012-01-26 00:02 UTC by D. Stussy
Modified: 2018-11-07 21:09 UTC (History)
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Description D. Stussy 2012-01-26 00:02:32 UTC

<VirtualHost www.example.com:80 www.example.org:80>
    ServerName  www.example.com
    ServerAlias www.example.org
These two hostnames share an IP address.

When more than one hostname resolves to a given address, the virtual host section is added to that address' name-virtual-host chain more than once.
Result:       is a NameVirtualHost
         default server ... 
         port 80 namevhost www.example.com (.../httpd.conf:line-X)
         port 80 namevhost www.example.com (.../httpd.conf:line-X)

This problem does not affect the end-result operation of named virtual host resolution.  However, having the same entry appear more than once in a given NVH chain does cause unnecessary and duplicate comparisons (when the NVH isn't matched via its ServerName, ServerAlias, or ServerPath values).

Solution:  One should check the existing NVH chain to see if the entry being added is already on that list before adding it.  I have not even looked at the code so I leave that for someone else more familiar with apache to deal with.
Comment 1 William A. Rowe Jr. 2018-11-07 21:09:47 UTC
Please help us to refine our list of open and current defects; this is a mass update of old and inactive Bugzilla reports which reflect user error, already resolved defects, and still-existing defects in httpd.

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