[Mono-list] apache, mod_mono, httpHandlers & 404 problem.

simon sjen5@bigpond.com
Tue, 12 Apr 2005 09:56:49 +1000

Gonzalo Paniagua Javier wrote:

>On Mon, 2005-04-11 at 09:16 +1000, simon wrote:
>>If i use the following in my apache config i get page not found errors 
>>when i request the url for an httpHander
>>        <Location /TestApp>
>>               AddHandler mono .aspx .ascx .asax .ashx .config .cs .asmx
>>        </Location>
>>The problem is that the the url for httpHandler doesnt exist as an aspx 
>>page, apache seems to be deciding that the actual file doesnt  exist 
>>before it passes the request to mod_mono.
>>In this case the problem is not critical, however if i was using a front 
>>controller or something where the requested page doesnt necessarily 
>>exist then there would be all sorts of problems.
>>Im after this behaviour as i want apache to serve the static content 
>>instead of passing the request to mod_mono to do it.
>Do you have an Alias for /TestApp?
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Here is an example of the problem using nGallery which makes use of 

in my apache conf file

Alias /nGallery "/var/mono-apps/nGallery"
MonoApplications "/nGallery:/var/mono-apps/nGallery"

in my sites-enabled (using the ubuntu distro)

        <Location /nGallery>
                AddHandler mono .aspx .ascx .asax .ashx .config .cs .asmx
#               SetHandler mono

Now if you browse to the url below, you will see that the images which 
are generated on the fly using the httpHandler do not show.

If i was to change back to SetHandler mono the application would work fine.

The issue is that apache2/mod_mono has decided that the file for the url 
to the aspx for the handler doesnt exist.  Whereas in reality its not 
meant to exist :)

any ideas