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From "Ivan Barrera A." <Br...@Ivn.cl>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Host header field: How is it enforced or not at all?
Date Thu, 18 Aug 2005 19:31:23 GMT
Khoa Nguyen wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I don't quite understand the use of the Host: header field in HTTP 1.1
> request. For example, I wrote a simple script to connect to
> www.google.com <http://www.google.com> on port 80. After the connection,
> I send the following GET request:
> 
> GET / HTTP/1.1
> Host: whatever.com <http://whatever.com>
> ...
> 
> The web server doesn't seem to care what I put in the Host field and
> always returns the google home page. Is this behaviour acceptable? Why a
> HTTP 1.1 web server insists on the presence of a Host field but doesn't
> seem to do any kind of checking on it?

What if you have the same index for all vhosts ?
What if you are using just 1 vhost (so, the default one) ?

It isn't a matter of HTTP/1.1 spec. It is a matter on how you configure
your webserver.

> 
> Thanks,
> Khoa

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