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Re: ARIN Policy on IP-based Web Hosting

  • From: Ron 'The InSaNe One' Rosson
  • Date: Wed Aug 30 10:34:31 2000

Bennett Todd ([email protected]) wrote:
> 2000-08-30-04:01:32 Peter van Dijk:
> > On Tue, Aug 29, 2000 at 10:43:08PM -0400, Bennett Todd wrote:
> > > ftp can't be name-virtual-hosted. It is also such a wretched
> > > protocol that it urgently needs to be retired in all settings for
> > > all purposes.
> > 
> > Theoretically, you could do the same with ftp as with pop3 - use
> > usernames like '[email protected]'.
> That doesn't help the perceived need among folks who insist on
> supporting ftp; if they are selling a website www.naughtybits.dom
> then they want to have a related ftp server ftp.naughtybits.dom. As
> there's no way for the ftp server to tell which hostname the client
> used to reach the IP addr, name virtual hosting doesn't make this
> possible.
> The big difference between pop (where logging in with
> [email protected] works fine for name virtual hosting) and ftp is
> that pop is a private service, where some folks like to use ftp as a
> public service without authentication.
> I'd still put little weight on folks advocating and encouraging
> the use ftp, but the same point can [sadly] be made much more
> effectively with https. IP virtual hosts are where it's at for the
> time being.

And lets not forget traffic accounting as well.  ;-)

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