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From Randy Terbush <ra...@dsndata.com>
Subject Re: feature suggestion. configurable index.html
Date Thu, 06 Apr 1995 15:33:50 GMT
> > 
> > Rob wrote:
> > >Netsite allows you to have a choice of filename to search for
> > >when requesting /  .By default you'd set it to index.html, but
> > >you could also set it to  index.html and foo.bar  if you wanted to.
> > 
> > >So let's have that, eh ?
> > 
> > Err, why? I can't see a use for this feature.
> 
> choice ?
> 
> Lemme think...  how about setting it to
> 
>   unavailable.html,index.html
> 
> So that if I decided to shutdown some service at bleah/  I could
> add bleah/unavailable.html to intercept all the requests to that
> directory, without touching, renaming, aliasing bleah/ or 
> bleah/index.html.
> 
> I'm sure I could think of some more uses given an infinite supply of
> monkeys with PCs.
> 
> Anyone else have any uses ?, or is it a waste of time ? A default
> index.html shouldn't be slower to process (I hope).
> 
> robh

Not a waste of time.  Can you also assign precedence in a file
list so if as root I toss unavailable.html in a directory and
chmod the dir, it would use that over the existing index.html?




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