Oracle iPlanet Web Server 7.0.9 Administrator's Configuration File Reference


The following table describes parameters for the assign-name function.

Table 7–5 assign-name Parameters




(Optional) Wildcard pattern that specifies the path to be affected. If you do not specify the from parameter, all paths are affected.


Specifies an additional named object in obj.conf whose directives will be applied to this request.


(Optional) Instructs the server to look for the PATHINFO forward in the path right after the ntrans-base, instead of backward from the end of path as the server function assign-name does by default.

The find-pathinfo-forward parameter is ignored if the ntrans-base parameter is not set in rq->vars. By default, ntrans-base is set.

This feature can improve performance for certain URLs by reducing the number of statistics performed. 


(Optional) Prevents the server from performing a stat on a specified URL. 

The effect of nostat="virtual-path" in the NameTrans function assign-name is that the server assumes that a stat on the specified virtual-path will fail. Therefore, use nostat only when the path of the virtual-path does not exist on the system. For example, use nostat for NSAPI plug-in URLs to improve performance by avoiding unnecessary stats on those URLs.

When the default PathCheck server functions are used, the server does not stat for the paths /ntrans-base/virtual-path and /ntrans-base/virtual-path/* if ntrans-base is set (the default condition). It does not stat for the URLs /virtual-path and /virtual-path/* if ntrans-base is not set.


(Optional) Common to all obj.conf functions. Adds a bucket to monitor performance. For more information, see The bucket Parameter.