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From bugzi...@apache.org
Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 50359] DNS caveats and using hostnames vs. IP addresses
Date Mon, 27 Dec 2010 21:25:54 GMT
https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=50359

Rich Bowen <rbowen@apache.org> changed:

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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #1 from Rich Bowen <rbowen@apache.org> 2010-12-27 16:25:51 EST ---
I disagree with this bug report. It is not the job of the documentation to
teach the reader how to exploit the server. Nor is it the job of the docs to
list all possible permutations in which the recommended BEST PRACTICE is not
100% necessary. It is, instead, our job to promote best practice configurations
that are the right thing to do in most cases.

By the argument here, we should also list all the scenarios in which it's
probably-mostly-ok to use hostnames in <VirtualHost> declarations too. But, in
fact, we don't ever want to encourage that, because it's not the right thing to
do in most cases, and it increases the support burden when everyone feels that
there's no recommended best practice.

Those who know, and understand, the rules, should probably feel comfortable
breaking them. We're not comfortable encouraging the other 98% to ignore the
rules.

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