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Microsoft® IIS 6.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Working with IIS and URLs

To retrieve files from IIS servers, clients must know three things: the server’s address, where on the server the file is located, and which protocol to use to access and retrieve the file. Normally, this information is specified as a URL. URLs provide a uniform way of identifying resources that are available using IPs. The basic mechanism that makes URLs so versatile is their standard naming scheme.

URL schemes name the protocol the client will use to access and transfer the file. Clients use the name of the protocol to determine the format for the information that follows the protocol name. The protocol name is generally followed by a colon and two forward slashes. The information after the double slash marks follows ...

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