A Goon
Reality crept in, so I sued him for tresspassing.
- Azriel
I've been living in New Brunswick for 16.562 years.
Modified: August 09 2006.
Hits: 7395019/11227594
User: Anonymous Coward
Time: 0.06 seconds.

Read Message

fyi - thats because your browser doesn't have HTTP_HOST support

Author: Tridus ()
Date: 2000-05-16 00:00:00

One of the new things they brought in to conserve IP addresses in http 1.1 is something called a host header. Thats where you tell the server what *server* you want, in addition to what file you want. So you can host a few hundred sites on a single IP.

The problem is that if a client doesn't send that host header, the server has no idea which page to give to you. So it has to guess. There is ways around it, but not easily.

You can't change a stubborn mind... you can't see the world if your eyes are blind. What does it matter anyway... in our darkest hour, all just shades of grey... - Amanda Marshall

Quick! What's the link to the CWAL Storm Cellar? - SM_007 - 2000-05-16 00:00:00
-fyi - thats because your browser doesn't have HTTP_HOST support - Tridus - 2000-05-16 00:00:00
--Is there any way around it on these computers? - Psycho Sam! - 2000-05-16 00:00:00
---no, I mean on the server side. - Tridus - 2000-05-16 00:00:00
-Here you go. - undertow - 2000-05-16 00:00:00
--Thankee! - SM_007 - 2000-05-16 00:00:00