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Q: How to run Apache + Zimbra on the same host without having to use wird port to access any of them ?

A: Use mod_proxy ;)

[This wiki page was originally in the zimbra forum you can see the whole thread here :


[You must have several hostname for your server (for example zimbra.mydom.com and www.mydom.com)]

[I am using a Debian Sarge.]

First of all, change zimbraMailPort, and recreate zimbraMtaAuthHost and restart zimbra so our apache can listen on 80, do it like this :

  zmprov ms zimbra.mydom.com zimbraMailPort 81
  zmprov ms zimbra.mydom.com zimbraMtaAuthHost zimbra.mydom.com
  /etc/init.d/zimbra restart

Then, install your prefered apache version (1.3 / 2) and add the proxy module :

for apache 1.3 :

  echo "LoadModule proxy_module /usr/lib/apache/1.3/libproxy.so" >> /etc/apache/modules.conf
  apachectl restart

for apache 2 :

  ln -s /etc/apache2/mods-available/proxy.load /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/proxy.load
  ln -s /etc/apache2/mods-available/proxy.conf /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/proxy.conf
  /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

Now we can add our virtualhosts.

for apache 1.3, go into /etc/apache/conf.d/ and create/edit vhosts.conf :

[for apache 2 go into /etc/apache2/conf.d/]

  NameVirtualHost *:80
  <VirtualHost *:80>
  ServerAdmin dz@mydom.com
  DocumentRoot /var/www/myweb
  ServerName www.mydom.com
  ErrorLog /var/log/apache/www-error.log
  CustomLog /var/log/apache/www-access.log common
  <VirtualHost *:80>
  ServerName zimbra.mydom.com
  ServerAdmin dz@mydom.com
  ProxyPass / http://zimbra.mydom.com:81/
  ProxyPassReverse / http://zimbra.mydom.com:81/
  ErrorLog /var/log/apache/zimbra-error.log
  CustomLog /var/log/apache/zimbra-access.log common

To do mod_proxy on the admin side do something along the following lines in httpd.conf

<VirtualHost *:80>
ServerName zimbras.domain.tld
ServerAdmin admin@domain.tld
SSLProxyEngine On
ProxyPass / https://zimbra.domain.tld:7071/    (the hostname of the real zimbra server)
ProxyPassReverse / https://zimbra.domain.tld:7071/ (the hostname of the real zimbra server)
ErrorLog /var/log/zimbras.domain-error.log
CustomLog /var/log/zimbras.domain-access.log combined
CustomLog /var/log/all-access.log combined     (something i have on all my hosts)

Almost done.

Restart everythings.

Test your new hosts.

Enjoy Zimbra ;)

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