pollwiki - area specific domain names

Michael Allan mike at zelea.com
Wed Oct 19 13:15:17 EDT 2011

I like this idea, Thomas.  It's currently a high priority for me when
I return to Votorola full time, which I think will be sooner rather
than later.  The most I can do in the meantime however is an estimate
of feasibility, I cannot actually implement it.  I would rather wait a
few weeks and do it all at once (if feasible).  Could you wait that
long?  Or do you need an estimate now?


Michael Allan wrote:
> C's mention of Apache suggests a possible approach.  If there's
> something in Apache httpd that can force a subpath (wiki area) onto a
> custom domain name, maybe by redirection (e.g. 301 or 303), then it
> might work cleanly.  Even if the request used the standard name, the
> response (e.g. in address bar) would use the custom name.
> I don't know if such is available (or how it would play with
> MediaWiki), but I'll look into it shortly.  It could be useful in
> relieving pressure to set up separate pollwikis, which is something we
> don't want to support yet, for tech reasons.
> -- 
> Michael Allan
> Toronto, +1 416-699-9528
> http://zelea.com/
> conseo wrote:
> > Thomas von der Elbe wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > 
> > Hey T,
> > > 
> > > does anyone know, if it is easily possible to run a part of a mediawiki
> > > under a different url? So a certain organization could have its own
> > > space there, reachable under their url-name?
> > I have posted to #votorola about this already. http://tomthe.rocketcat.info/ 
> > (1) is (sub)domain which points to Mike's IP. He might be able to configure 
> > Apache so that it automatically resolves to a subpath of the Wiki. But as he 
> > said, I am curious how far that will work out.
> > 
> > c
> > 
> > (1) afraid.org is pretty good dyndns service with wildcard support. The other 
> > ones have turned to profits badly, so if you like to define a different 
> > (sub)domain name for you, feel free to set it up. Recordtype A, IP of Mike is: 
> >

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