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how to hide port number [message #481126] Sun, 31 October 2010 11:55 Go to next message
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Registered: February 2010
Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Hi I am working in Oracle Apex 3.2 where the http server is Oracle 10g Companion CD, Dads.conf is configured to have access to Apex. the port number is 7777, the url for application is similar to http://server.local.org:7777/pls/apex/f?p=102:1. In Oracle sites I have seen that they don't use port number. As far as I have learned from many documentations that you need to configure virtual host in http.conf file. I need to configure the application server so that url looks similar to http://server.local.org/pls/apex/f?p=102:1. Application server Documentations are are so elaborate that I can't figure out what actually to do to achieve my goal. So if any of the experts in the forum has the know how please have a post here.


Hasan Al Mamun
Bangladesh Bank
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Re: how to hide port number [message #481169 is a reply to message #481126] Mon, 01 November 2010 08:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
John Watson
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Location: Global Village
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Hi - it is not possible to "hide" the port number. There is ALWAYS a port number, but if the user does not specify it, most HTTP browsers will insert port 80 as a default. So what you are actually need to ask is "how can I configure the HTTP listener to listen on port 80, so that users do not need to specify a port number?" You do this by including an appropriate Listen directive in your httpd.conf file, if you look at the file you will see the existing Listen directives with comments that explain what the directive does.
I should mention that there are security issues with using port 80, which may be why your site isn't using it.
Re: how to hide port number [message #481470 is a reply to message #481169] Wed, 03 November 2010 12:38 Go to previous message
andrew again
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John isn't specific about what his concern is with port 80, but most public sites use it. By default on Unix, only root can bind to ports under 1024, but on Windows you can use port 80 if something else isn't already doing so.


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