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    From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Arelor on Sun Apr 25 03:18:00 2021
    Hello Arelor!

    ** On Thursday 22.04.21 - 05:27, Arelor wrote to Ogg:

    I used "dub dub dub" when communicating the "www" parts in a
    web address years ago. And even that is depricated now.


    That one pisses me out. Just because a domain exist it does
    not mean a web server is hosted there. That is what you can
    have multiple hosts in a domain, so you can have mail.operationalsecurity.es for mails, and
    www.operationalsecurity.es for web, for example.

    I know this. But most people don't care about those subtleties.

    I am seeing a trend in not even bothering with the http:// part
    in website addresses on printed media.


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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to Arelor on Tue May 4 15:22:52 2021
    On 4/22/2021 3:27 AM, Arelor wrote:
    I used "dub dub dub" when communicating the "www" parts in a web
    address years ago. And even that is depricated now.

    That one pisses me out. Just because a domain exist it does not mean a web server is hosted there. That is what you can have multiple hosts in a domain, so you can have mail.operationalsecurity.es for mails, and www.operationalsecurity.es for web, for example.

    In those instances, it's a good idea to just have a small web server at
    the raw host that does a redirect to www.
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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Tracker1 on Wed May 5 07:18:00 2021
    Tracker1 wrote to Arelor <=-

    In those instances, it's a good idea to just have a small web server at the raw host that does a redirect to www.

    An apache re-write rule should take care of that without another server stanza.

    I use Dreamhost for my blog and a couple of other sites, and one of the options that have is how you want www.domain.tld and domain.tld. I usually tell them to strip the www and redirect to domain.tld, I presume that a rewrite is how they do it.



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  • From Tracker1@VERT/TRN to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu May 27 15:41:44 2021
    On 5/5/2021 7:18 AM, poindexter FORTRAN wrote:
    Tracker1 wrote to Arelor <=-

    Tr> In those instances, it's a good idea to just have a small web server at
    Tr> the raw host that does a redirect to www.

    An apache re-write rule should take care of that without another server stanza.

    I use Dreamhost for my blog and a couple of other sites, and one of the options that have is how you want www.domain.tld and domain.tld. I usually tell them to strip the www and redirect to domain.tld, I presume that a rewrite is how they do it.

    General rule for web is to "always" use the bare url, or never use it...
    if you create a cookie by default on the raw url, it will be sent to
    other hosts, which may emphatically not be the desired effect. This has
    and does lead to security leaks in practice.

    Imagine the potential problems for dyndns for example, github already experienced some of these, which is why the project/account web hosting
    is a different tld with no bare domain usage for web.
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