Long Answer: because the string 'www' does not identify the service provided. The 'name' of a site is just an alias for the IP of the computer serving the site. All transfer is done using the IP address. In order to find out what IP address belongs to which computer, the DNS network is queried, which maps the URL to an address, and one IP can serve more than one URLs. The identification of which service is used is done by the protocol part of the URL, eg http:// or ftp://, which the client application (eg. the browser) will translate to a certain port (eg. Port 80/TCP). Sites like freshmeat.net even do away with the 'www' part completely.
In larger installations the distinction using the URL is/was done to distinct between server for HTTP (www), FTP (ftp), or E-Mail (smtp/pop).
We've been running perl scripts using the www::mechanize module on a linux box with no issues, however we just implemented the same scripts on an aix machine, aix 6.1, perl 5.8.8, and I am running into the issue with Content_Encoding: gzip in the returned html. I can't read it in that it is coming... (0 Replies)
what happened with www.caldera.com or www.sco.com?
i cant access the sites 10 days now.
I try from my home pc, from internet cafe,from my work.
Can you access these sites?
I live in Greece. (2 Replies)
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Of late, when i start www.unix.com my system is
going to 100% CPU and takes lot of time to get
the information. I think this is happening after
adding the graphics on the page. Has anyone seen
this problem..Sorry to post this here.. (6 Replies)
I recently purchased an account at a web host provider.
When I logged into my file system for the first time to check the file permissions, I noticed that the file permissions on the www folder where like this:
The index.html file was in the www folder as expected.
If I have... (4 Replies)
How do I create a ~/www directory in Linux. I want to make a web space for a few perl scripts I need to test. I have an account on a Linux server and I am telnetting to the account from a windows 2000 machine. How can I actually make a virtual directory?
I know by creating a www... (2 Replies)