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From Brian Behlendorf <br...@organic.com>
Subject Re: searching domains
Date Wed, 20 Nov 1996 03:45:07 GMT
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/.  

	Brian

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