Things look quiet here. But I've been doing a lot of blogging at
dan.langille.org because I prefer WordPress now.
Not all my posts there are FreeBSD related.
I am in the midst of migrating The FreeBSD Diary over to WordPress
(and you can read about that here).
Once the migration is completed, I'll move the FreeBSD posts into the
new FreeBSD Diary website.
Virtual web sites and and older browsers18 January 2000
If you are using virtual websites, you
should be aware that this feature is HTTP 1.1 specific and will not work with older
browsers. This article discusses an option which you can use to access to your
virtual websites for users with non-HTTP 1.1 browsers.
The following resources will
probably help you to understand this issue. I didn't find them much help in solving
this issue, but they did provide useful insight.
Name based virtual hosts use a feature of the HTTP 1.1 protocol which
involves sending the host name from the client to the server. The server uses this
name to determine which virtual website to display. This host name must appear in
httpd.conf as a ServerName entry in one of the virtual host entries. The
default web site will be supplied if no match is found.
HTTP 1.0 browsers do not send
the host name. In this case, the default web site will be displayed.
What do HTTP 1.0 browsers see?
To test what older browsers will see, enter your web server's IP address
into your browser. That should show you.