Re: multiple addresses

From: Glynn Clements (glynn@sensei.co.uk)
Date: Wed Mar 01 2000 - 06:34:05 EST


Nick Bastin wrote:

> > > Folks,
> > >
> > > Is there any specific need of having multiple IP Addresses for a network
> > > interface?
> >
> > Of course. Virtual hosting for example.
>
> Ok, this is a *terrible* example. Anybody using multiple IPs for virtual
> hosting is contributing to a misallocation of IP address space. If you're
> still using a web server that doesn't support HTTP/1.1, find one that does.

Did he say "Virtual HTTP hosting for example"? No he didn't. Apart
from email, HTTP is the only major protocol which has virtual hosting
support in the protocol itself (and then only in version 1.1; some
people may need to support legacy clients).

For other protocols, the only way to distinguish between different
hostnames is to give each one its own IP address.

-- 
Glynn Clements <glynn@sensei.co.uk>

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