[OSGeo-Discuss] MapServer subdomain on osgeo.org not aboutMapServer?

Jason Birch Jason.Birch at nanaimo.ca
Fri Feb 23 07:29:06 PST 2007

Alexandre wrote:

> Strangely enough, the https://mapserver.osgeo.org/ <https://mapserver.osgeo.org/>  website 
> does not seem related to MapServer specifically, while
>  http://www.osgeo.org/mapserver <http://www.osgeo.org/mapserver>  is.
my-name-is-fred.osgeo.org <http://my-name-is-fred.osgeo.org/>  also returns results :)
This is an artifact of a wildcard DNS entry that systems administration committee is working hard to be able to retire.
Eventually we're going to have to decide on a consistant behaviour.
For instance...
- mapserver.osgeo.org is not hooked up
- gdal.osgeo.org (and mapguide, mapbender, ???) are the projects' main sites
- geotools.osgeo.org redirects to www.osgeo.org/geotools
I _think_ my preference would be that projectname.osgeo.org always returns or redirects to the main page for the project (depending on whether it's hosted on OSGeo servers or not), while www.osgeo.org/projectname <http://www.osgeo.org/projectname>  gives you a quick summary (info sheet) on the project.
So, for this case, www.osgeo.org/mapserver <http://www.osgeo.org/mapserver>  continues to return the info sheet, while mapserver.osgeo.org redirects to mapserver.gis.umn.edu <http://www.mapserver.gis.umn.edu>  
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