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Numbers at end of URL

 10:42 am on Nov 2, 2000 (gmt 0)

A whole community of free web sites migrated to a new system, and most of them are OK but some, including several of mine, read //pages.domain.com:8086/username/

I've never seen this- what is it? My pages are inconsequential but I do need to re-do links, and one business site I work on has good rankings, and I need to resubmit with the new URL. Any clues?



 11:41 am on Nov 2, 2000 (gmt 0)

When two computers connect on the internet, one part of the protocal is they talk to one another on "ports". These are just different numbers assigned for different services. One port number for web, one for email, ftp, news, etc.

In the current URL scheme, you can include a port number in the url.


80 is currently the standard port number for web/http connections. There is no law that it has to be that way, and many hosts do change it for various reasons.

Try your connection with: //pages.domain.com:80/username/
And also try it without the colon and number all together (standard url).

If it connects, you can safely remove the 8086 and colon from all urls - not needed. I'll bet you that you can. I belive 8086 is actually port 80 and 86 is a sub port(?) so that it is standard port 80. I don't know why you are showing the port anywhere in your url.


 7:40 pm on Nov 2, 2000 (gmt 0)

It's happening with just typing in the "normal" url. I just changed a few links on a portfolio page to reflect the new "normal" URL - no numbers of course, and when clicking on the links it's loading with the numbers.

I just doublechecked and this is not happening on the one site that needs to be 404'd and resubmitted right away. This shouldn't have any effect, so I'll go ahead and just do it.

I have no control over any of it, except what's on the pages, it's all up to the tech people at the third-party company that's the provider for the sites.

Thanks, I'll include the info through the bureautic channels to get it to the tech people.


 7:46 pm on Nov 2, 2000 (gmt 0)

Evidently, they are using some form of "rewrite" to generate the urls. You should be ok using all standard urls. I assume you can get to all your sites with the normal url?

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