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From Tom Evans <tevans...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] incoming IP connect
Date Tue, 08 Feb 2011 14:00:24 GMT
On Tue, Feb 8, 2011 at 12:36 PM, Mike Brown <brown@mrvideo.vidiot.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 08, 2011 at 12:29:00PM +0000, Tom Evans wrote:
>> *:80 means "listen on on all addresses on all interfaces THIS BOX
>> has", not "respond to every IP address in the world". Furthermore, how
>> would the 'request meant for the linux server' be routed to the
>> windows box?
>
> Not every address in the world, but every port 80 request that it sees on
> its ethernet connection.
>
> It is possible that the Linux box and the Windblows box could be connected
> to a hub, instead of a switch.

Yes.

> Then the ethernet ports on both computers
> would "see" IP traffic meant for each other.

No.

>
> To me it would be safer not to use the wildcard.
>
> MB

You are free to do as you see fit.
"Listen *:80" means "listen to port 80 on all interfaces configured on
this computer". If that's what is wanted, and it commonly is, it is
safe.

Cheers

Tom

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