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Subject svn commit: r1066435 - /httpd/httpd/branches/2.2.x/docs/manual/vhosts/name-based.xml
Date Wed, 02 Feb 2011 11:56:54 GMT
Author: niq
Date: Wed Feb  2 11:56:53 2011
New Revision: 1066435

DrBacchus says Fix-a-docs-bug
PR 50396
Historical reasons for using IP-based virtualhosting no longer deserve
to be featured in our docs.


Modified: httpd/httpd/branches/2.2.x/docs/manual/vhosts/name-based.xml
--- httpd/httpd/branches/2.2.x/docs/manual/vhosts/name-based.xml (original)
+++ httpd/httpd/branches/2.2.x/docs/manual/vhosts/name-based.xml Wed Feb  2 11:56:53 2011
@@ -48,26 +48,12 @@
     IP address and then configure the Apache HTTP Server to recognize
     the different hostnames.  Name-based virtual hosting also eases
     the demand for scarce IP addresses.  Therefore you should use
-    name-based virtual hosting unless there is a specific reason to
-    choose IP-based virtual hosting.  Some reasons why you might consider
-    using IP-based virtual hosting:</p>
-    <ul>
-        <li>Some ancient clients are not compatible with name-based virtual
-        hosting.  For name-based virtual hosting to work, the client must send
-        the HTTP Host header.  This is required by HTTP/1.1, and is
-        implemented by all modern HTTP/1.0 browsers as an extension.  If you
-        need to support obsolete clients and still use name-based virtual
-        hosting, a possible technique is discussed at the end of this
-        document.</li>
-        <li>Name-based virtual hosting cannot be used with SSL secure servers
-        because of the nature of the SSL protocol.</li>
-        <li>Some operating systems and network equipment implement bandwidth
-        management techniques that cannot differentiate between hosts unless
-        they are on separate IP addresses.</li>
-    </ul>
+    name-based virtual hosting unless you are using equipment
+    that explicitly demands IP-based hosting.  Historical reasons for
+    IP-based virtual hosting based on client support are no longer
+    applicable to a general-purpose web server, unless you are
+    using a <module>mod_ssl</module> version without SNI support
+    (standard in Apache releases since 2.2.12).</p>

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