Re: Please help with IP Aliasing
On Thu, Jul 02, 1998 at 11:33:13PM +0800, Jieyao wrote:
> > > I am currently setting up a Mail and Webserver (hamm, 2.0.33). I have
> > > got a whole package of 256 IP addresses that I want to assign to this
> > > server. In the NET-3-HOWTO I read that I have to set it up like this:
> > Why do you want to give the machine 256 ips? It's pointless unless you do
> > webhosting, and there are better ways of doing that eg with apache's
> > <VirtualHost> setup.
> Correct me if I'm wrong, I believe that even for apache you still need IP for each
> virtualhost since each is going to be a diffenent domain. I think there are some
> way to do non-IP virtualhost but you would be handicapped in other services.
Sorry I didn't get back to this, I've been away for a while.
AFAIK the only problem with non-ip virtual web hosting is that on some very old
browsers (netscape 1, mosaic etc) you just get the main page for the machine,
because they don't send the full address of the page they're trying to get. But,
no browser software currently shipping has that problem.
There should be no reason not to use non-ip vhosting.
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