guideline for name-based web hosting justification

Mury mury at
Wed Sep 13 17:57:50 EDT 2000

It sure seems like I'm talking to a brick wall, David.  How much business
web hosting do you do?


On Wed, 13 Sep 2000, David W. Hankins wrote:

> On Wed, Sep 13, 2000 at 03:04:42PM -0500, Mury wrote:
> > What about all the other issues people have raised?  QOS, black-holed IPs,
> > HTTP/1.0 (which seems to be minimal, but from more digging on my own it
> > could be as high as 5%), real-time web performance monitoring, SSL
> > (supposedly and exemption, but not stated any where, and from some posts,
> > not being taken seriously), databases that communicate by IP address
> > (don't ask me), etc.
> I said it was 'as difficult', not 'dial access is the same as hosting.'
> I see nothing in your list that is not similarly present in dial access,
> excepting that people have developed mechanisms to deal with them, or
> have embraced alternatives.
> > BTW, billing mechanisms are not obviously vacant in dial access
> > systems.  Dial access is loaded with different forms of monitoring and
> > billing.
> Generally, one does not bill dial access hosts by 95th percentile burst
> activity.
> Exceptions are so small in number that it is not useful for a body like
> ARIN to be concerned about them.
> So, their presence is still comparatively vacant to the needs of web
> hosting, and makes transition more difficult.
> -- 
> David W. Hankins		"If you don't do it right the first time,
> Toolmaker				you'll just have to do it again."
> Blunt-Rocks and Scripts				-- Jack T. Hankins

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