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I have an Apache2 configuration with multiple VirtualHosts. My DNS is set to accept *.<domain>.<tld> on multiple domains. Everything is working correctly but if I go to I seem to get an invalid VirtualHost being selected (I am guessing the first or last one it finds). Is there a way to tell Apache to use certain rules if none of the VirtualHost entries match the domain or subdomain? I'd preferably like to return a 404.

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Apache uses the first virtualhost if no name matches. Just configure a new virtualhost as the first one with a random name, displaying whatever you like - or returning a 404 page.

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Thanks but could you please elaborate? I can't get this to work. – Ryall Sep 7 '11 at 12:34
How are your apache2 configuration files layed out? Or which operating system do you use? Apache reads the configuration in a certain order, and the first VirtualHost it sees is the default one. It receives all traffic from unknown host names. So if you have a single configuration file, the first VirtualHost is it. If you have multiple ones, like on most linuxes, it may be the one called 0default or so... – Moritz Both Sep 7 '11 at 15:00
I put some default configurations in the ports.conf. It wasn't working because I tried to match *:80 when I was using <ip>:80 on my virtualhosts. Instead I had to create a separate default entry for each IP and it works now. – Ryall Sep 8 '11 at 15:31

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