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From "Willem-Jan Meijer" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Block access from to own server
Date Mon, 19 May 2003 16:14:38 GMT
Boyle Owen <> schreef op maandag 19 mei 2003 17:55:

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: WC -Sx- Jones []
>>> I added a virtualhost with my ip as servername and added a
>>> documentroot wich points people to a directory with the standard
>>> dns-error from internet-explorer
> To add to what Bill says, I just had a look at the RFC
> ( and I get the
> impression it might even violate the RFC if you block access to your
> numeric IP address... It is certainly very user-unfriendly, anyway.
> What is your motivation for wanting to do this?
> - if you dislike nasty numbers in the browser location window, then
> use a redirect to the named host. Then the browser will switch nicely.
> - you're not under some crazy impression that your IP address is
> supposed to be secret are you? It's about the most public thing in the
> world and it is essential for it to be so for just about anything on
> the web to work! Trying to "hide" your IP address, for whatever
> reason, is really like digging a hole in water...
> Rgds,
> Owen Boyle
> Disclaimer: Any disclaimer attached to this message may be ignored.
>> We have a different definition of solved; since you've just locked
>> out all people who must access via IP.  If your server IP is static,
>> then access via IP is a valid method. If your server is DHCP, then
>> you will want to use a DNS referrer like I had mentioned earlier:
>> Just MHO, but don't lock out http/1.0 clients.
>> Bill :)
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My motivation is Chello: They don't want me to run a server on my cable
connection and they locked me out for 3 times now because i'm running a
server - if they do a quick test by entering and they see
this screen I hope they don't look further and leave me running my server.



Windows: Where do you want to go today?
MacOS: Where do you want to be tomorrow?
Linux: Are you coming or what?

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