Re: Using Mosaic and HTTPD with multiple network interfaces

Christian L. Mogensen <mogens@CS.Stanford.EDU>
Date: Sun, 29 May 1994 06:12:08 +0200
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From: Christian L. Mogensen <mogens@CS.Stanford.EDU>
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Subject: Re: Using Mosaic and HTTPD with multiple network interfaces
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Ugly hack:
hack the client to send a 
	Reply-To: <ip-address> 
along with its other HTTP requests (Accept: foo/bar ...).

Then hack the server so it groks Reply-To.  That's the software
version of fixing this - it sucks because it ties you to this
particular server and this particular client.

Better hack:
Hack the IP interface to reroute packets going down to PPP1 to
FR1.  Still ugly - and loses if you only want to redirect Mosaic
packets.  (or vice-versa: get PPP to make believe it is on frame
relay.  Get Mosaic to lie about its present IP address...  This
requires that the FR client (? - what is on the FR node anyway?)
to lie convincingly too.

Best hack:
Avoid the situation altogether; live with slow PPP connection
or drop PPP altogether...

Christian "eeew - ugleee"