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Re: IPV6 address in host header, needs clarification

From: Marc Slemko <marcs@znep.com>
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 18:59:55 -0600 (MDT)
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@kiwi.ICS.UCI.EDU>
cc: Larry Masinter <LM@att.com>, http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.4.20.0004171857150.511-100000@alive.znep.com>
On Mon, 17 Apr 2000, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> What useful purpose does sending an IP (v anything) address in
> a Host header field perform?

Being able to make a HTTP/1.1 request at all using an IP address... since
you need a Host: header of some sort.

And it is definitely useful or even necessary to allow requests using an
IP address.  But that is another debate that comes up over and over in
general, especially with IPv6...
Received on Tuesday, 18 April 2000 02:01:47 EDT

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