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Subject cvs commit: httpd-docs-1.3/htdocs/manual/vhosts name-based.html
Date Wed, 13 Sep 2000 20:14:51 GMT
fanf        00/09/13 13:14:50

  Modified:    htdocs/manual/vhosts name-based.html
  name-based virtual hosts are not new any more -- in fact they are
  now the standard way of doing things -- so make the introduction
  less anachronistic
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.13      +15 -13    httpd-docs-1.3/htdocs/manual/vhosts/name-based.html
  Index: name-based.html
  RCS file: /home/cvs/httpd-docs-1.3/htdocs/manual/vhosts/name-based.html,v
  retrieving revision 1.12
  retrieving revision 1.13
  diff -u -u -r1.12 -r1.13
  --- name-based.html	2000/09/12 16:32:36	1.12
  +++ name-based.html	2000/09/13 20:14:47	1.13
  @@ -21,25 +21,29 @@
   <H2>Name-based vs. IP-based virtual hosts</H2>
  -<P>While the approach with IP-based virtual hosts works very well,
  -it is not the most elegant solution, because a dedicated IP address
  -is needed for every virtual host and it is hard to implement on some
  -machines. The <CODE>HTTP/1.1</CODE> protocol contains a method for the
  -server to identify what name it is being addressed as. Apache 1.1 and
  -later support this approach as well as the traditional
  -IP-address-per-hostname method.</P>
  +<P>Early versions of HTTP (like many other protocols, e.g. FTP)
  +required a different IP address for each virtual host on the server.
  +On some platforms this can limit the number of virtual hosts you can
  +run, and because there are concerns about the availability of IP
  +addresses it is strongly discouraged by the registraries (ARIN, RIPE,
  +and APNIC).</P>
  +<P>The <CODE>HTTP/1.1</CODE> protocol, and a common extension to
  +<CODE>HTTP/1.0</CODE>, includes a method for the server to identify
  +what name it is being addressed as. Apache 1.1 and later support this
  +approach as well as the old IP-address-per-hostname method.</P>
  -<P>The benefits of using the new name-based virtual host support is a
  +<P>The benefits of using the name-based virtual hosts is a
   practically unlimited number of servers, ease of configuration and use, and
   requires no additional hardware or software. 
   The main disadvantage is that the client must support this part of the
  -protocol. The latest versions of most browsers do, but there are still
  +protocol. Almost all browsers do, but there are still small numbers of
   old browsers in use who do not. This can cause problems, although a possible
   solution is addressed below.</P>
  -<H2>Using non-IP Virtual Hosts</H2>
  +<H2>Using name-based virtual hosts</H2>
  -<P>Using the new virtual hosts is quite easy, and superficially looks
  +<P>Using name-based virtual hosts is quite easy, and superficially looks
   like the old method. The notable difference between IP-based and
   name-based virtual host configuration is the
   <A HREF="../mod/core.html#namevirtualhost"><CODE>NameVirtualHost</CODE></A>
  @@ -51,8 +55,6 @@
   <SAMP></SAMP>.  Then you simply add to one of the Apache
   configuration files (most likely <CODE>httpd.conf</CODE> or
   <CODE>srm.conf</CODE>) code similar to the following:</P>

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