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From James Sutherland <ja...@cam.ac.uk>
Subject Re: Real application for alternate protocols?
Date Wed, 12 Apr 2000 19:47:50 GMT
On Wed, 12 Apr 2000 13:51:25 -0500, you wrote:

>Was just thinking about an opportunity for someone who wants to put their
>handprint on Apache and create a module.
>
>Seems a common issue that pops up on the www-servers.windows newsgroup are
>the fools (pardon the thoughtless categorization) who don't 'get it' that
>they need a DNS server to offer www.myserver.com, newstuff.myserver.com
>etc... (where is Obviousman when you need him?)
>
>Why not tightly bind that common interest into Apache with a _bare_bones_
>DNS to serve up subdomains declared as servers/virtual servers?  Not a good
>solution for DNS id's of dialup ports, mail servers and the whole slew, just
>simple subdomain webs.

This could be seriously useful for large-scale hosting (think ISPs)...

I'm not entirely sure it belongs in the server itself, though - a very
simple DNS server which parses Apache's config file could be a better
approach.

Anyone else interested in it?


James.

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