[discuss] DNS resolution (was: discuss Digest, Vol 3, Issue 67)
sm+1net at elandsys.com
Thu Feb 20 15:37:51 UTC 2014
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,
http://22.214.171.124/ 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.
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