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From "Robert S. Thau" <...@ai.mit.edu>
Subject Catapult in www.news.com...
Date Thu, 12 Sep 1996 18:42:33 GMT
>From the www.news.com "rumor mill" column:

            Microsoft is muscling in on a number of
            Web sites with a beta version of its Proxy
            Server, code-named Catapult. The latest
            beta of the server, which caches Web
            pages locally so ISPs and intranets can
            make Web surfing zippier for their users,
            can go into an infinite loop, bombarding
            Web sites with requests for pages. One
            Web site was hit with 40,000 requests for
            Web pages within the span of 12 hours.
            Eventually, the site declared Catapult
            server non grata and banned all Microsoft
            Proxy Servers from entry. 


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