[discuss] DNS resolution (was: discuss Digest, Vol 3, Issue 67)

S Moonesamy sm+1net at elandsys.com
Thu Feb 20 15:37:51 UTC 2014

Hi David,
At 05:10 20-02-2014, David Cake wrote:
>Oh, using the IP address will generally get you *something*, and if 
>the server at that IP# is dedicated to that site, it may well be 
>something useful and related to what you expected.
>But it is common for those using cheap commercial web hosting to 
>have many websites hosted at the same IP address, quite likely 
>unrelated except via choice of hosting provider, and decide which is 
>served based on the HTTP Request Host header. There is generally a 
>default response that will be served if the web server gets a 
>request without a Host header it recognises (which is probably
>While It is in theory possible to separate the process of DNS 
>resolution and the creation of the HTTP request such that you can do 
>the former directly via IP address, I'm not aware of any browser 
>that does this.

The 1net.org web site is currently not reachable over IPv6.  However, works fine.  DNS resolution is not needed.  I 
gather that most people on this mailing list will be able to click on 
that link to access the web site.

S. Moonesamy 

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