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From (Robert S. Thau)
Subject Re: 0.7.2b
Date Fri, 09 Jun 1995 17:17:40 GMT
   Date: Thu, 8 Jun 1995 18:10:07 -0700 (PDT)
   From: Brian Behlendorf <>

   > Hmm, I guess so. In most cases documents won't be protected in this way,
   > so it shouldn't waste too much time. The lookup will also be needed in
   > order to set the CGI REMOTE_HOST variable... sigh.

   I believe it's defined to be optional... if it's necessary the cgi script 
   could do its own gethostbyaddr, and suffer the consequences.

Hmmm... the overhead of running a CGI script is high enough in the
first place, that trying to fudge a DNS lookup on top of that seems to
be nickel-and-diming it...


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