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From Rich Bowen <rbo...@rcbowen.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r1066434 - /httpd/httpd/trunk/docs/manual/vhosts/name-based.xml
Date Wed, 02 Feb 2011 19:12:19 GMT

On Feb 2, 2011, at 2:08 PM, William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:

> On 2/2/2011 5:55 AM, niq@apache.org wrote:
>> Author: niq
>> Date: Wed Feb  2 11:55:47 2011
>> New Revision: 1066434
>> 
>> URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1066434&view=rev
>> Log:
>> DrBacchus says Fix-a-docs-bug
>> PR 50396
>> Historical reasons for using IP-based virtualhosting no longer deserve
>> to be featured in our docs.
> 
>> +    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.</p>
> 
> Is this so?  Unless the vast majority of browser *clients* support SNI now,
> removing that particular note seems premature.
> 
> In coming years, even that paragraph won't make much sense, but it sure still
> seems relevant at the present time.
> 
> Does anyone have pointers to a commercial site/isp which has completely
> dropped by-IP hosting for SSL in favor of SNI?  Does anyone have information
> about how prevalent SNI support is for active clients?

While SNI is supported by "most browsers", the actual most-prevalent browsers in the actual
internet audience don't support it.

--
Rich Bowen
rbowen@rcbowen.com


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