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From Costin Manolache <cos...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Change the name of the default host in server.xml
Date Thu, 15 Jul 2010 15:23:49 GMT
On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 8:11 AM, Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org> wrote:

> On 15/07/2010 15:16, Tim Funk wrote:
>
>> -0
>>
>> Since the host name should be a valid dns name(ok it doesn't need to be
>> a valid dns name if <Alias> is used), choosing a default which doesn't
>> have a valid dns name may cause woes.
>>
>
> If it does need to be a valid dns name then localhost absolutely makes
> sense. Where is that requirement coming from? I can think of anywhere off
> the top of my head.
>

The browser needs a valid dns name, which goes to the Host: header.

What are other servlet engines using ? If most use a certain word - it may
be ok to use it too, for
consistency. Otherwise - it's not worth confusing all existing users with a
cosmetic change.

Costin


>
> Mark
>
>
>
>
>> But if someone came up with a fantastic alternate default name, then I
>> could be swayed.
>>
>>
>> -Tim
>>
>> On 7/15/2010 8:51 AM, Mark Thomas wrote:
>>
>>> I'm teaching a Tomcat course today and tomorrow and one of the students
>>> raised the question why is the default host called localhost? The
>>> implied relationship to 127.0.0.1 was causing confusion. That got me
>>> thinking:
>>>
>>> 1. Is there a better name for the default host
>>>
>>> 2. If there is, should we change it in Tomcat 7?
>>>
>>> Users are familiar with localhost and I am worried that changing it will
>>> cause more problems than it solves. What do folks think? Should we
>>> change the name of the default host to "default", "defaulthost" or
>>> something similar for Tomcat 7 or should we just leave it.
>>>
>>> I have an slight preference for changing it to "defaulthost" but only
>>> just. Thoughts? Would this question be better on the users list?
>>>
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