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From Rodent of Unusual Size <Ken.C...@Golux.Com>
Subject Re: Apache 164 percent speed increase
Date Wed, 13 Oct 1999 12:54:48 GMT wrote:
> I don't know how much you know about proxy servers but can
> you tell me in what near or distant universe a URL that looks
> like this...
> /
> Would NOT be obviously meant as a base level URL request
> for a proxy server?

In just about any universe at all.  The portion following the
net_loc is opaque.  Change that to "http://foo/"
and then it's a full URL *possibly* intended for a proxy.
Change it to "GET HTTP/1.0" and *then* you have
a proxy request (assuming the recipient is a proxy server;
if it isn't, it can play games with how it interprets the

> Just in case you haven't used UNIX lately this is what happens
> if you try to actually have a directory called
> # mkdir
> mkdir: cannot make directory `': No such file
> or directory

Um.. mkdir typically requires that all parents in the path
already exist.  I haven't tried it, but

# mkdir http:
# mkdir http:/

would probably be more successful.  Of course, Unix might not like
it or let you use it (YMMV) since ':' is often used to delimit
the hostname portion of a net-targeted filesystem location.
#ken    P-)}

Ken Coar                    <http://Web.Golux.Com/coar/>
Apache Software Foundation  <>
"Apache Server for Dummies" <http://ASFD.MeepZor.Com/>

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