[lug] name based hosting

Barney Treadway barney at treadways.org
Sun Jul 28 15:07:36 MDT 2002

As someone with Sendmail scars, you might look at Qmail also...

We name base host for some pretty popular domains and have never had a
complaint on the HTTP issue.

Good luck.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Hutnick" <peter-lists at hutnick.com>
To: <lug at lug.boulder.co.us>
Sent: Sunday, July 28, 2002 1:40 PM
Subject: Re: [lug] name based hosting

> > Hey,
> >   So, i know this is lame but....I have a few customers who want to
> > put up some web-pages that might get 10 hits a year, 9 of wich will be
> > me. Anyway i want to host these pages on my dsl. I only have one ip and
> > i am  hosting
> > my own domain....so,could i use apache with name based hosting to do
> > this. is this reliable, any pros or cons, or is name based host for
> > something  completly diffrent?
> The downsides to name based hosting are 1. only works with HTTP 1.1 (which
> almost everyone uses) and the failure mode is ugly, 1.0 users get the
> default page 2. You can only host one secure site per IP*.
> It doesn't sound like either one of these is an issue for you, so I think
> you are on the right track.
> > Also, i would host there mail accounts, i
> > am still  pretty new to sendmail...is setting up multiple domain mail
> > with sendmail a  big deal?
> Check the docs on http://www.sendmail.org.  It isn't a big deal at all to
> receive mail for a domain.
> If you are going to accept mail from these people for delivery to
> arbitrary internet hosts you need to take steps to avoid becoming an open
> relay.  It is best if you can get them to relay their mail through their
> ISP.  If they have dynamic IPs and need you to do their outgoing mail it
> is going to be difficult for you.
> Good Luck!
> -Peter
> * technically you can only host one site per IP/port pair, but who wants
> to run a secure site on a non-standard port?
> -P
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