Clueless national monopoly providers

Tim Chown tjc at
Fri Oct 10 16:08:43 CEST 2014

On 10 Oct 2014, at 15:01, Phil Mayers <p.mayers at> wrote:

> On 10/10/14 14:50, Bjoern A. Zeeb wrote:
>> % telnet -4 80
>> Trying
>> Connected to
>> Escape character is '^]'.
>> GET /
>> Connection closed by foreign host.
>> Whatever load balancer that is, it needs an upgrade and understand g’ol HTTP 0.9 as well in addition to IPv6 ;-)
> In fairness, I've run into a lot of actual, real-life webserver code (usually Java Servlet based cough Oracle cough) that requires, at minimum, a Host: and Accept: header. Annoying, but I guess...
> However as another person points out, this fails with real, browser, HTTP requests. The "nc" was just a convenient way of showing it ;o)

Indeed, from a v6 capable browser on a v6 network, I get /sadface This web page is not available.



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