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Re: Decision about Host?

From: Scott Gorton <swg@ebt.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Oct 1995 12:34:06 -0400
Message-Id: <199510091633.MAA04410@ebt-inc.ebt.com>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
>> My thought was, in the future, one copy of a
>> server might be watching more than one port number for requests. As far
>> as I know, none do that now. In that case, it could be useful for the
>> server to know which port the request came in on. This seems a bit
>> far-fetched, given that any 1.0-speaking client would never tell the
>> server, and thus it would be assuming way too much.
>
>  The spry server can listen to more than one port (so that you can have
>SSL and HTTP/SHTTP within one incarnation of the server, sharing the same
>pool of proceses, etc).  I plan on extending this so that you can have
>multiple configs for different interfaces all from one incarnation of the
>server.

EBT's DynaWeb server is capable of listening on multiple ports and also
provides per-port configuration files.  This is EXTREMELY useful for our
customers who like to have multiple configurations (like graphical and
text-only) selectable via the port number.

>  Its easy to keep all the fd's in an FD_SET, do a select(), and then
>determine the fd that the request is coming in on.  To then look up the
>appropriate config is easy.

Exactly!







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Received on Monday, 9 October 1995 09:32:31 EDT

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