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RE: Performance Issues between IE and Netscape

From: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 18:13:12 +0200 (MET DST)
To: Matthew Baldwin <mbaldwin@livenote.com>
cc: "'Dennis Sosnoski'" <denniss@slmd.com>, "'www-jigsaw@w3.org'" <www-jigsaw@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.05.9810211743180.21183-100000@tarantula.inria.fr>
On Wed, 21 Oct 1998, Matthew Baldwin wrote:

> Here is another little quirk.
> 
> Running Personal Web Server: ( a derivative of IIS from MS)
> 
> I can type in "localhost" without the "http://" using Netscape and I get to 
> the site.
> 
> If I do the same from IE, IE opens the site as well.
> 
> Running Jigsaw:
> 
> I can type in "localhost:8001" without the "http://" using Netscape and I 
> get to the site.
> 
> however....
> 
> If I do the same with IE, I an invalid syntax error is generated from the 
> server and the browser is unable to open the site.
> 
> Jigsaw is listening for http requests on 8001, is this any different then 
> listening on port 80 or is there a bug on how Jigsaw is handling IE http 
> requests?

Running on port 80 or 8001 is the same. The choice of 8001 is due to the
fact that running on port < 1024 on unix requires special privileges.
Can you run jigsaw with the -trace option and mail me the traces? Having
the real request would help :)

> Additionally, Is the www.w3.org site running Jigsaw?

Not the main site, at that time, Jigsaw was not stable enough, and
changing the whole site would require too much work :)
Some servers, like jigsaw.w3.org and most of our internal servers are
running jigsaw.


> 
> In advance, thank you.  Your thoughts...
> 
> /Matthew Baldwin
> mbaldwin@livenote.com
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Dennis Sosnoski [SMTP:denniss@slmd.com]
> Sent:	Tuesday, October 20, 1998 8:44 PM
> To:	mbaldwin@livenote.com
> Subject:	Performance Issues between IE and Netscape
> 
> Are you able to run other web servers on your system without this
> problem?  IE has a number of pecularities about how it handles requests,
> and if you don't have a DNS server available with a name for your IP
> address (or alternatively, have a name for your server's IP address in
> your Hosts file) it'll timeout trying to do a lookup for each request to
> the server.
> 
> This should apply to any other web server software using the same server
> name, though, so if you're only experiencing the problem with Jigsaw
> 2.03 something else must be going on.
> 
>   - Dennis
> 
> 
> 

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