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Re: multihoming without BGP
On Fri, 13 Jun 1997, Dana Hudes wrote: > Paul A Vixie wrote: > > > > > > But there's no guarantee that you need separate addresses per home > > page. > > If you don't count Lynx or Mosaic as part of your target audience, > > then you > > can depend on the "Host:" keyword sent in queries by *all* modern > > browsers. > > > I had to jump in here with a correction and clarification. We > are using Netscape Enterprise Server 2.0. The 'software virtual > server' feature doesn't work with any version of Netscape Navigator > up to and including Communicator Preview 5. The server sees a > HTTP 1.0 not HTTP 1.1 request. In my logs I do see some webcrawlers > sending HTTP 1.1 so it isn't completely a server issue. > Netscape Enterprise 3.0 is coming out RSN but I don't know that it will > be any better. If it is I'll speak up here. This does not belong on nanog, but to set the facts straight: if Netscape Enterprise 2.0 supports Host: based virtual hosts but only for hosts that make HTTP/1.1 requests that is lame. Versions of Navigator have sent Host: headers for some time; so has MSIE. Last I knew, AOL's proxies didn't yet because they were too lazy. The vast majority of clients do send Host: headers even though they aren't HTTP/1.1. HTTP/1.1 clients _have_ to send the Host: header, but HTTP/1.0 clients may and most do. I do not advocate using them yet for most websites, but that is another issue.