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Re: lynx-dev "lynx has a bad tendency to not respect virtual hosting dir
Re: lynx-dev "lynx has a bad tendency to not respect virtual hosting directives."
Tue, 08 Jan 2002 22:15:15 +0000
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Frédéric L. W. Meunier wrote:
Hi. I tried to access an URL that "doesn't exist" (yes, I'm
curious) - http://cvs.seul.org/ - and received, among others,
the following message:
"If you're using lynx, it might be your fault -- lynx has a
bad tendency to not respect virtual hosting directives."
You received this message because the Host header you sent
didn't match any of the virtual site names, so you received
the main site home page. As others have said, that is independent
On the web, there aren't any such things as virtual hosting
directives; what Apache (the server they are using) virtual
server directives do is map a Host header value to a directory;
they may also support the pre-HTTP/1.1 method of using
separate IP addresses on the same physical interface.
Lynx was a very early adopter of Host headers, so any vaguely
up to date (last four or five years) version of Lynx should
work, unless there is a proxy in the way that doesn't support
HTTP/1.1 in this respect.
Lynx Version 2.8.3rel.1 (23 Apr 2000) definitely supports them.
Note, while this site uses proper virtual hosting, a lot of
domain name registration companies generate single frame
framesets with the actual frame in free ISP web space. The
URL on the address bar (which doesn't change) looks like the
domain you have bought (and is all you can bookmkark!) but the
actual pages are elsewhere. This will be ugly on Lynx.
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