xmlrpc slow in windows 7 if hostnames are used

Pete Forman petef4+usenet at gmail.com
Mon Feb 8 09:27:52 CET 2010

"Gabriel Genellina" <gagsl-py2 at yahoo.com.ar> writes:

 > En Sat, 06 Feb 2010 22:15:48 -0300, Jean-Michel Pichavant
 > <jeanmichel at sequans.com> escribió:
>> I'm puzzled.
>> Unless my english is failing me, everything would be solved using
>> hostnames if I follow you. Why don't you do that ?
>> I am no network/IP guru, but it sounds very weird to have requests
>> rejected when using IP addresses. Are you sure your host names are
>> resolved with the same IPM address you are using ?
 > HTTP 1.1 requires a Host: header field; this way, multiple web
 > servers may share the same IP address. So you can't identify a host
 > by its IP alone; the host name is required. This was devised in
 > order to save IPv4 addresses; LACNIC (the Latin America addresses
 > register) does not assign addresses to ISP's based solely on web
 > hosting anymore - they MUST share existing IPs. And I think a
 > similar policy is used on other regions.

If you really want to go for speed you should be able to set the Host:
header to the name but use the IP address to make the connection.

Something else that might be slowing you down is anti-spyware or
anti-virus.  Several products put a long list of blacklist sites in
the hosts file.  Windows can be rather slow to process that file.
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