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Old March 4th, 2004, 05:25 PM
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I'm not sure if anyone else noticed this but a while ago, I typed in the usual address URL for this site which used to behttp://www.p2p.wrox.com. Unbeknownst to me, the site URL had been changed to http://p2p.wrox.com without my knowledge of it taking place

Now, my question is this: why was the site URL changed and, more importantly, why was I not notified of URL change?

I have been a loyal P2P member for quite some time but I'm a little angry about this happening and me not being notified:(.

Don't worry, I'm not going to cancel my membership over this:D. I just ask that we be notified in the future when changes that impact how the site is accessed occur.

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Old March 4th, 2004, 05:33 PM
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The site URL has not changed.

It has always been http://p2p.wrox.com

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Old March 4th, 2004, 05:37 PM
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I was able to access this site by typing in http://www.p2p.wrox.com before. Why can't I do that now? It seems like every now and then, I find myself typing in that exact same URL even though I get a "Page Not Found" error

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 The site URL has not changed.

It has always been http://p2p.wrox.com

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Old March 4th, 2004, 05:38 PM
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I think you're being redirected, to avoid getting host not found errors.

Here's the situation:

Usually, Web sites are reachable under their domain name, like Wrox.Com. To indicate the server or service, many websites are using a prefix, usually referred to as A records (if that is the correct term). Usually, this is www to indicate a World Wide Web service, but an empty field is possible as well (http://Wrox.com)

To distinguish the forum from the corporal Web site, Wrox has used p2p to indicate this Web site. To the best of my knowledge, http://p2p.wrox.com has always been the official address. Since many people will (erroneously) try www.p2p.wrox.com, Wrox has provided you a *service* to redirect you to the correct place. You're the one that made the mistake, not Wrox and all they did was try to help you find the right page.

The alternative was a dreaded Server Not Found message or an "He, learn to type, this Web site is called p2p.wrox.com not www.p2p.wrox.com message". What do you prefer?

Don't get upset with stuff like this. You're being redirected in any direction continuously on the Web. Like, it, or don't use it ;)

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