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From Chuck Murcko <ch...@n2k.com>
Subject Re: searching domains
Date Wed, 20 Nov 1996 05:52:45 GMT
Brian Behlendorf liltingly intones:
> 
> On Tue, 19 Nov 1996, sameer wrote:
> > > >      searching domains is the job of the resolver. It isn't the job
> > > > of the application. If you want to search through domains you can use
> > > > a resolve which support the "search" command. (Or whatever it is
> > > > called, I don't use it.)
> > > >      -1 on this feature. It's cruft.
> > > 
> > > I take it you don't agree that the proxy should be as invisible as possible
> > > to the user?
> > 
> > 	I agree with that principle as well. If the proxy admin wants
> > to search .com, .edu, etc. they can add a "search" line to the
> > resolv.conf file so that the resolver for the proxy searches .com,
> > .edu, etc.
> 
> Bad idea: if I go to http://ibm/, and the resolver returns an address for "ibm"
> which is really "www.ibm.com", the URL in the web page will still be
> http://ibm/.  
> 
Then there's the nasa problem:

nasa.gov or nasa.com?


chuck
Chuck Murcko	N2K Inc.	Wayne PA	chuck@telebase.com
And now, on a lighter note:
Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people
are right more than half of the time.
		-- E. B. White

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