IP assignment for virtual webhosting
Christian Kratzer ck at toplink.net
Wed Nov 17 11:23:28 CET 1999
Hi, On Wed, 17 Nov 1999, Nurani Nimpuno wrote: [snipp] > OUR SUGGESTION > > The RIPE NCC has followed the deployment of HTTP 1.1 closely over the past > year. According to recent surveys, a vast majority of clients now support > HTTP 1.1 (namebased HTTP requests). It is our belief that the majority of > webserver applications support namebased webhosting as well. > > In recent years we have seen a boom in the registration of second-level > domains. This has led to a great demand for webhosting services. Using one > IP address per domain uses an enormous amount of IP addresses. With HTTP > 1.1 this is no longer necessary. We therefore suggest to promote namebased > webhosting and to change the current policy so that IP addresses can no > longer be assigned for IP-based webhosting. we would very much welcome this. We successfully run HTTP host header based hosting on all our mass virtual servers. These are servers with mainly static content and some light cgi,php mysql usage. Usage of IP Addresses for virtual hosting should be restricted to purposes where this might be explicitly required for example for a SSL certificate for a server. But not for running massive hosting of "homepages". The current policy seems to allow for a LIR to enter /32 for each virtual server into the database. This is happening in a huge extent bloating up the ripe database. Needles to say that most of this behaviour is propably automated and we will see lots of duplicate person handles.... Greetings Christian Kratzer Toplink -- TopLink Internet Services GmbH ck at 171.2.195.in-addr.arpa Christian Kratzer http://www.toplink.net/ Phone: +49 7032 2701-0 Fax: +49 7032 2701-19 FreeBSD spoken here!
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