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Michael Roberts
January 2, 2013 20:20
Re: wxPerl past, wxPerl present and wxPerl future.
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On 1/2/2013 9:16 PM, Steve Cookson wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 4:00 PM, Wallace Winfrey <> wrote:
>> I can still get to the site if I put directly in my
>> hosts file, but this obviously not a long-term solution, nor one that is of
>> use to anybody not on this mailing list.
> So if I type into my browser I get:
> "This IP address is shared. For access to the web site which you look
> for, enter its address instead of its IP.
> For questions or problems please contact the server administrator."
> How do I get past that?
> Regards
> Steve
If you type it into the browser, your browser is asking the server for
something from that naked IP address, and the server doesn't know what
to give it, because several sites are served from that IP based on the
server *name* in the browser.

If you place the name into the hosts file, your browser will send that
when requesting the URL from that IP, and the server knows which site to
return.  This is effectively what DNS is doing invisibly; you can just
hardwire the process locally for your own machine.


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