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Re: Beth Frank: Question about Host

From: Shel Kaphan <sjk@amazon.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Sep 1995 21:53:52 -0700
Message-Id: <199510010453.VAA01591@bert.amazon.com>
To: http WG <http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com>

  > Almost all web services do not host multiple servers for a single
  Now. But later?
  Andrew. (Endre Balint Nagy) <bne@bne.ind.eunet.hu>

This is a chicken and egg thing.  People don't do it much now, since
(among other reasons) it's a pain.  To do it now, without fqdn's in
the request, you need multiple IP addresses for the server,
which usually involves OS-level configuration tricks that are not
casual to the obvious observer.  I'm happy to see support for this to
go into the protocol.  --Shel
Received on Saturday, 30 September 1995 21:59:07 UTC

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