Private DNS Masking
Using Apache Virtual Hosts and mod_proxy for Fun & Profit
So I realized the other day that I was typing the same URLs about a zillion times a day. Even with address bar completion in Firefox and/or Chrome, there is still a lot of wasted effort trying to get to a given site. (URL completion doesn't help much when one of your sites is
http://server.somethingorother.net/~atravis/ThingOne and another is
http://server.somethingorother.net/~atravis/ThingTwo, for example.)
What I wanted was to be able to type in, say,
http://thing1.dev and have my system just know that that actually meant I wanted to go to my ThingOne development site. I knew of a lot of ways to do part of that, but no way to solve the whole problem.
Then, in a fit of serendipity (and research), I hit upon this technique!
Note that the directions below presuppose a fair level of comfort with your operating system. I've tried to make the directions clear, and gone into a lot of detail about (lik