[discuss] Literal IP addresses [discuss Digest, Vol 3, Issue 67]

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Thu Feb 20 21:56:46 UTC 2014

On 21/02/2014 02:10, David Cake wrote:
> If a commercial web host had, say, 100+ sites on it, only one
> of those sites at most would be practically accessible via
> direct IP address. So while removing sites from the DNS is in
> theory something that can be worked around, it practice it is
> often considerably more complex than just accessing it via IP
> address.  David

In some cases there is no work-around. If there's a web cache en
route it may break irretrievably, and if there's IPv6/IPv4
translation en route it *will* break.


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