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# first name, last name, email, topic
Serge,van Ginderachter,,build scripts; infrastructure setup; minor stuff
Hendrik,De Vloed,, script
+Hans,Roes,,CentOS additions
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+<section><title>port virtual hosts on CentOS</title>
+<section><title>default virtual host</title>
+ <para>Unlike Debian, CentOS has no virtualHost configuration file for its default website. Instead the default configuration will throw
+ a standard error page when no index file can be found in the default location (/var/www/html).</para>
+<section><title>three extra virtual hosts</title>
+ <para>In this scenario we create three additional websites for three customers that share a clubhouse and want to jointly hire you. They are a model train club named <command>Choo Choo</command>, a chess club named <command>Chess Club 42</command> and a hackerspace named <command>hunter2</command>.</para>
+ <para>One way to put three websites on one web server, is to put each website on a different port. This screenshot shows three newly created <command>virtual hosts</command>, one for each customer.</para>
+ <screen>[root@CentOS65 ~]# <command>vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/choochoo.conf</command>
+[root@CentOS65 ~]# <command>cat /etc/httpd/conf.d/choochoo.conf</command>
+&#060;VirtualHost *:7000>
+ ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
+ DocumentRoot /var/www/html/choochoo
+[root@CentOS65 ~]# <command>vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/chessclub42.conf</command>
+[root@CentOS65 ~]# <command>cat /etc/httpd/conf.d/chessclub42.conf</command>
+&#060;VirtualHost *:8000>
+ ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
+ DocumentRoot /var/www/html/chessclub42
+[root@CentOS65 ~]# <command>vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/hunter2.conf</command>
+[root@CentOS65 ~]# <command>cat /etc/httpd/conf.d/hunter2.conf</command>
+&#060;VirtualHost *:9000>
+ ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost
+ DocumentRoot /var/www/html/hunter2
+ <para>Notice the different port numbers 7000, 8000 and 9000. Notice also that we specified a unique <command>DocumentRoot</command> for each website.</para>
+<section><title>three extra ports</title>
+ <para>We need to enable these three ports on apache in the <command>httpd.conf</command> file.</para>
+ <screen>[root@CentOS65 ~]# <command>vi /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf</command>
+root@debian7:~# <command>grep ^Listen /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf</command>
+Listen 80
+Listen 7000
+Listen 8000
+Listen 9000</screen>
+ <para>If we try to restart our server, we will notice the following error:</para>
+ <screen>[root@CentOS65 ~]# <command>service httpd restart</command>
+Stopping httpd: [ OK ]
+Starting httpd:
+ (13)Permission denied: make_sock: could not bind to address
+no listening sockets available, shutting down
+ [FAILED]</screen>
+ <para>This is due to SELinux reserving ports 7000 and 8000 for other uses. We need to tell SELinux we want to use these ports for http traffic</para>
+ <screen>[root@CentOS65 ~]# <command>semanage port -m -t http_port_t -p tcp 7000</command>
+[root@CentOS65 ~]# <command>semanage port -m -t http_port_t -p tcp 8000</command>
+[root@CentOS65 ~]# <command>service httpd restart</command>
+Stopping httpd: [ OK ]
+Starting httpd: [ OK ]</screen>
+<section><title>three extra websites</title>
+ <para>Next we need to create three <command>DocumentRoot</command> directories.</para>
+ <screen>[root@CentOS65 ~]# mkdir /var/www/html/choochoo
+[root@CentOS65 ~]# mkdir /var/www/html/chessclub42
+[root@CentOS65 ~]# mkdir /var/www/html/hunter2</screen>
+ <para>And we have to put some really simple website in those directories.</para>
+ <screen>[root@CentOS65 ~]#:~# echo 'Choo Choo model train Choo Choo' > /var/www/html/cho\
+[root@CentOS65 ~]# echo 'Welcome to chess club 42' > /var/www/html/chessclub42/i\
+root@debian7:~# echo 'HaCkInG iS fUn At HuNtEr2' > /var/www/html/hunter2/index.h\
+<section><title>enabling extra websites</title>
+ <para>The only way to enable or disable configurations in RHEL/CentOS is by renaming or moving the configuration files. Any file in
+ /etc/httpd/conf.d ending on .conf will be loaded by Apache. To disable a site we can either rename the file or move it to another directory.</para>
+ <para>The files are created, so we can tell <command>apache</command>.</para>
+ <screen>[root@CentOS65 ~]# <command>ls /etc/httpd/conf.d/</command>
+chessclub42.conf choochoo.conf hunter2.conf README welcome.conf
+[root@CentOS65 ~]# <command>service httpd reload</command>
+Reloading httpd: </screen>
+<section><title>testing the three websites</title>
+ <para>Testing the model train club named <command>Choo Choo</command> on port 7000.</para>
+ <screen>[root@CentOS65 ~]# <command>wget</command>
+--2014-05-11 11:59:36--
+Connecting to connected.
+HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
+Length: 32 [text/html]
+Saving to: `index.html'
+100%[===========================================>] 32 --.-K/s in 0s
+2014-05-11 11:59:36 (4.47 MB/s) - `index.html' saved [32/32]
+[root@CentOS65 ~]# cat <command>index.html</command>
+Choo Choo model train Choo Choo</screen>
+ <para>Testing the chess club named <command>Chess Club 42</command> on port 8000.</para>
+ <screen>[root@CentOS65 ~]# <command>wget</command>
+--2014-05-11 12:01:30--
+Connecting to connected.
+HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
+Length: 25 [text/html]
+Saving to: `index.html.1'
+100%[===========================================>] 25 --.-K/s in 0s
+2014-05-11 12:01:30 (4.25 MB/s) - `index.html.1' saved [25/25]
+root@debian7:/etc/apache2# <command>cat index.html.1</command>
+Welcome to chess club 42</screen>
+ <para>Testing the hacker club named <command>hunter2</command> on port 9000.</para>
+ <screen>[root@CentOS65 ~]# <command>wget</command>
+--2014-05-11 12:02:37--
+Connecting to connected.
+HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
+Length: 26 [text/html]
+Saving to: `index.html.2'
+100%[===========================================>] 26 --.-K/s in 0s
+2014-05-11 12:02:37 (4.49 MB/s) - `index.html.2' saved [26/26]
+root@debian7:/etc/apache2# <command>cat index.html.2</command>
+HaCkInG iS fUn At HuNtEr2</screen>
+ <para>Cleaning up the temporary files.</para>
+ <screen>[root@CentOS65 ~]# <command>rm index.html index.html.1 index.html.2</command> </screen>
+ <para>If we attempt to access the site from another machine however, we will not be able to view the website yet. The firewall is
+ blocking incoming connections. We need to open these incoming ports first</para>
+ <screen>[root@CentOS65 ~]# iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 80 -j ACCEPT
+[root@CentOS65 ~]# iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 7000 -j ACCEPT
+[root@CentOS65 ~]# iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 8000 -j ACCEPT
+[root@CentOS65 ~]# iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 9000 -j ACCEPT
+ <para>And if we want these rules to remain active after a reboot, we need to save them</para>
+ <screen>[root@CentOS65 ~]# service iptables save
+iptables: Saving firewall rules to /etc/sysconfig/iptables:[ OK ]</screen>
<section><title>named virtual hosts on Debian</title>
<section><title>named virtual hosts</title>
<para>The chess club and the model train club find the port numbers too hard to remember. They would prefere to have their website accessible by name.</para>

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