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Re: DNS vs HOME PAGE[S]?

From: Albert Lunde <Albert-Lunde@nwu.edu>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 1995 12:14:49 -0600 (CST)
Message-Id: <199502101814.AA100710089@lulu.acns.nwu.edu>
To: HTTP WG list <http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
> 
> |>It seems to me that we've had this discussion before, but I don't
> |>remember the resolution. Any pointers?
> 
> Yeah, we had that discussion before and we never reached some point.
> I really like the idea of always having the full URL in http requests.
> 
> Btw: There is another solution to this problem.
> ifconfig supports on most platforms (at least with some minor patches)
> "alias names". Thus your host can have more than one IP address
> and you can start different httpds for different aliases.

It is a solution, but not for "most platforms" (I've seen enough
people hunting for appropriate patches to doubt they are
universally available for all forms of Unix.) Then there are Macs
and PCs. (It works with ifconfig derived from recent BSD stuff.)

If we could find a way to do it that would not break existing
stuff, that would be nice. Putting the full URI in a seperate
request header would be safer than putting it on the GET,
but would be redundant.


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    Albert Lunde                      Albert-Lunde@nwu.edu
Received on Friday, 10 February 1995 11:37:22 EST

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