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Re: why www?

From: Jon Knight <J.P.Knight@lut.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 1995 11:41:08 +0000 (GMT)
To: Nick Taylor <taylorn@gb.swissbank.com>
Cc: Ray Stell <stellr@smyrna.cc.vt.edu>, www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.91.951214113624.1416A-100000@weeble.lut.ac.uk>
On Wed, 13 Dec 1995, Nick Taylor wrote:
> And you can't have just
> swissbank.com as this would point to a domain rather than a
> machine,

Actually you can; lut.ac.uk is our campus domain but you can connect to 
that DNS name and actually be transported to info.lut.ac.uk (aka 
www.lut.ac.uk and agate.lut.ac.uk).  That machine is our campus WWW 
Information Gateway - by no means the only HTTP server on campus but 
(supposedly) the main University presence in the Web.

Ain't the DNS wonderful, eh? :-)


Jon Knight, Researcher, Sysop and General Dogsbody, Department of Computer
Studies, Loughborough University of Technology, Leics., ENGLAND.  LE11 3TU.
* I've found I now dream in Perl.  More worryingly, I enjoy those dreams. *
Received on Thursday, 14 December 1995 06:44:28 UTC

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