MultiHome


Description

Used to specify if multiple servers can be started on a specific port. By default, only one server can be processing requests for a single port. When enabling multihome processing, multiple servers can be processing requests for a single port.

By enabling multihome processing the following types of environments can be supported:

Each multihome server must have its own master configuration file. Within the master configuration each server must log to unique files and use a unique server ID. The rest of the configuration values and files may be shared between or unique to each multihome server.

The MultiHome configuration value is only used when starting the server.

Parameters

[Enabled]
No
Disable multihome processing. Only one server can be started on the configured port. If a Host is specified then only HTTP requests for the specified Host are processed. If a Host is not specified then all HTTP requests received on the port are processed by the server.
Yes
Enable multihome processing. This allows multiple servers with different configurations (e.g., home pages) to be started on a single port. The Host must be specified when multihome processing is enabled. Once a server is started with multihome enabled on a specific port, each additional server started on the port must be multihome enabled for a different Host (i.e., Host must process a different IP address).

[Host]
Identifies the host for which the server will process HTTP requests. The host can be identified using a host name (e.g., WWW.INETMI.COM) or IP address (e.g., 204.146.136.21). The specified host must be a local host (i.e., an identifier for the AS/400). See the TCP/IP network administrator for the appropriate value to use.

Default If No Entry Found

MultiHome No

Command To Change This Value


File Syntax

MultiHome [Enabled [Host]]

Only one entry may exist in the master server configuration file. If more than one entry is found, the last one will be used.


Example Usage

Multihome disabled with no host name specified (default)
Only one server can be started on the port and the server processes requests for all host addresses.
Multihome disabled with a host name of WWW.INETMI.COM (204.146.136.110)
Only one server can be started on the port and the server only processes requests for host address 204.146.136.110 (i.e., host name WWW.INETMI.COM).
Multihome enabled with a host name of WWW.INETMI.COM (204.146.136.110)
Multiple servers can be started on the port and the server only processes requests for host address 204.146.136.110 (i.e., host name WWW.INETMI.COM). If the host has been configured with another address (e.g., host name of TEST and an IP address of 204.146.136.xxy), another server can be started that processes host address 204.146.136.xxy (i.e., host name TEST).

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