Re: IIS 6.0 - no host header value - Are host header requests processe



"asmizer" <asmizer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:8D0A3C8F-472A-4382-AE0D-A0CAAB1088F9@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
IIS 6.0, the site does not have a "host header value" it is the
"Default:None".

What happens when an initial get request does not contain the site header?
E.g The Get comes to my IP address but instead of askign for "mysite.com" it
contains "yoursite.com"? Given that mysite.com resolves to the requested IP
address and Yoursite.com does not resolve to the requested IP address.

If yoursite.com does not resolve to the IP address, why is the browser even making the request to your webserver (except possibly to log spam in your logfiles)

IIS will match incoming requests to sites from the most specific to the least specific bindings.

If you have a site that listens on "all unassigned" and has no host header, it will get all requests that can not be routed to a more specific site.

Cheers
Ken

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