HTTPS Surprise

Discussion in 'HTML' started by dorayme, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. dorayme

    dorayme Guest

    A client with an engineering consultancy business mentioned to me the
    other day that if you add an s to his http in his website home page url,
    you get... a lingerie site!

    I fired off an email to the commercial web host querying this and they
    quickly came back with "The problem should be fixed, it should now
    time-out for https. Sorry for the inconvenience".

    Anyone know what this might quite mean? I have noticed this phenomenon
    on a few sites now; unrelated sites come up when you give the same
    address with the change to the "secure" version.

    (Am reminded of this by a current thread about https://)

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    dorayme
     
    dorayme, Oct 16, 2008
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  2. dorayme wrote:
    > A client with an engineering consultancy business mentioned to me the
    > other day that if you add an s to his http in his website home page url,
    > you get... a lingerie site!
    >
    > I fired off an email to the commercial web host querying this and they
    > quickly came back with "The problem should be fixed, it should now
    > time-out for https. Sorry for the inconvenience".
    >
    > Anyone know what this might quite mean? I have noticed this phenomenon
    > on a few sites now; unrelated sites come up when you give the same
    > address with the change to the "secure" version.
    >
    > (Am reminded of this by a current thread about https://)
    >


    I assume that that have name virtual hosting and their site is set only
    to listen to the 'http' port 80

    <VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName www.example.com
    ....


    but the catch-all server for SSL 'https' port 443 is set to something else

    <VirtualHost *:443>
    ServerName www.example.org
    ....


    --
    Take care,

    Jonathan
    -------------------
    LITTLE WORKS STUDIO
    http://www.LittleWorksStudio.com
     
    Jonathan N. Little, Oct 16, 2008
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