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I've the following example given to me to set up rails on CentOS with apache / passenger:

<virtualhost *:80>
RailsEnv development
ServerName app.com
ServerAlias www.app.com
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/final_app/public
<directory /var/www/html/final_app/public>
AllowOverride all
Options -MultiViews
</directory>
</virtualhost>

Are ServerName / ServerAlias required? I want the site to be accesssed by IP and port, like 123.123.321:1337.

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Problem resolved itself. Apache will set 127.0.0.1 as ServerName if it isn't resolved.

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  • That's actually not what apache does. What happens is that requests that don't match a servername are always handled by the first virtual host. So typing localhost or 127.0.0.1 in your browser will in this case lead to the default virtual host being served. – Krist van Besien Jun 5 '13 at 9:33

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