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Re: server redirects by client domain

From: Shel Kaphan <sjk@amazon.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 1995 11:02:23 -0800
Message-Id: <199512201902.LAA27272@bert.amazon.com>
To: drtr1@cus.cam.ac.uk (David Robinson)
Cc: martin@mrrl.lut.ac.uk, www-talk@w3.org
David Robinson writes:
 > >From: Martin Hamilton <martin@mrrl.lut.ac.uk>
 > >
 > >I was just wondering whether there are any HTTP servers out there
 > >which let the server admin configure redirects based on the
 > >client's domain name.

 > Whilst this may be the best that one can do with current protocols, it
 > seems to approach the problem from the angle.
 > Rather than trying to force the client to use the server that you think
 > would be best for it, it would seem better to provide data to allow the
 > client to choose.
 >  David Robinson.

I'm going to float this idea because I thought of it, not necessarily
because I have thought it through  . . . wouldn't this be the kind of
thing it would be nice if DNS could do for you?  There's already a
round-robin feature in it which some people use for load balancing.
Letting people pick a mirror site without having to make an HTTP
connection at all seems like a related feature.

--Shel Kaphan
Received on Wednesday, 20 December 1995 14:06:44 UTC

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