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Re: telnetting to a host behind ip_masq

Paul Miller wrote:

> Is it possible to telnet directly to a host behind ip_masq?

You need to run a port forwarder on the masquerading host.

> -- Something like connecting to a different hostname at the same ip,
> and acting as a different computer. -- Apache does this with virtual
> hosting.

This only works if the browser sends a Host: header to indicate the
host portion of the URL. Without it, there's no way to figure out the
hostname which was used. Consequently, you can't do the same thing for 
telnet, FTP, etc.

Glynn Clements <glynn@sensei.co.uk>

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