[discuss] discuss Digest, Vol 3, Issue 67

McTim mctimconsulting at gmail.com
Thu Feb 20 12:48:02 UTC 2014

Hi David,

On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 7:09 AM, David Cake <dave at difference.com.au> wrote:

> On 20 Feb 2014, at 12:52 am, Jefsey <jefsey at jefsey.com> wrote:
> > At 01:24 19/02/2014, Don Blumenthal wrote:
> >> Assuming that ICE refers to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement,
> >> domain-related court orders that it has obtained from judges generally
> >> contain redirects at the name server level
> >
> > Hosts can be accessed by their IP.
>         In theory. In practice, it would likely require specialised
> browsing software to simultaneously access a server via its IP (not using
> the DNS) while passing the server name (expressed as a URL containing a
> domain name) via http, so that the multi-homed web browser knew which of
> the multiple hosted web sites to serve. Housing multiple web sites on the
> same IP address isn't always done, but it is so common as to be ubiquitous.
> I'm not aware of a way to do this using a common browser.

I just tested this, as it has always worked for me in the past.  Doing a
"dig" for the A record of icann.org gave me (i had spelled it
ivann.org, but put it in the browser bar any way and got a website in

so in practice it works for me using Chrome.

just sayin',


>         David
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