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Thread: how?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2002


    If a web server is configured to run on some other port
    than port 80, then how does the client know where
    to connect if it wants to connect to the web server.
    Also is there any way to know which port the web server
    is running on. Thanx.
    Attitude is a small thing that makes a BIG difference.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
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    Apr 2002
    It's an URL... a Univeral Resource Locator


    ...something like that, at least... (sorry - off the top of my head)
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    AO Antique pwaring's Avatar
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    Aug 2001
    The answer may be better illustrated as an example. If JP changed the port that Apache listened to for HTTP requests to port 8080 (because programs that bind to ports above 1024 don't have to be started as root), the URL for AO would look like this:

    The default port for HTTP requests is port 80, so if you visit: you will be shown the AO homepage.
    Paul Waring - Web site design and development.

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    Senior Member
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    Jan 2002
    very nice explanation...couldn't have said it better myself.

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