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Auto add www.?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by felix_, Jan 4, 2007.

  1. felix_

    felix_ LI Guru Member

    Is it possible for the router to automatically add www. to a domain name if a straight example.com doesn't work?
     
  2. GeeTek

    GeeTek Guest

    If you are referring to internet explorer, you can enter just the word google in the address bar and then hit control - enter on the keyboard which will fill in the http://www(google).com
     
  3. felix_

    felix_ LI Guru Member

    I know about the ctrl enter method, but when the domain name doesn't end in .com it doesn't work.

    Can the router automatically try www.example.com.aa if example.com.aa doesn't work?
     
  4. orangekay

    orangekay LI Guru Member

    Routers forward packets. They don't particularly care what they're for as long as they get there. While it would be possible for software running on a router to intercept HTTP requests and investigate them further, worrying about the success or failure of a given connection attempt is the job of the HTTP client, not the router.
     
  5. digitalgeek

    digitalgeek Network Guru Member

    If you enter example.com.aa in your browser it should add the www if the name is not found out it.

    I even enter linksysinfo with out the www and the org, and the browser found... www.linksysinfo.org

    I entered torrentspy and the browser went to www.torrentspy.com
     
  6. mr_infinity

    mr_infinity LI Guru Member

    Not totally sure, but I think this is a Firefox feature. At least in the little test I just tried it only works there. IE takes me to a search results page.

    Regardless, I agree this is the HTTP client's concern and an odd thing to add to a router. It has better things to do.
     

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