Re: Decision about Host?

At 4:52 PM 10/5/95, Balint Nagy Endre wrote:
>>Jeffrey Mogul writes: [...]
>> Good point about the current naming schemes.  But then what does it
>> mean if a client sends:
>>       Host: www
>> To me, this is an error, and the server can report it as such.
>> What else could it possibly do? [...]
>300 Multipe choices would be fine.

Not if the provider wished to make one or more of the choices semi-private
(i.e., only available by explicit request).  Also, in the case Andrew
mentioned -- where an ISP wishes to give each of many customers an unique
domain name -- there could be many, many choices available.  (See
<URL:>, if you can get to it.)

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Received on Thursday, 5 October 1995 18:00:44 UTC