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Subject Re: Telnet char-at-a-time problem still exists?
Date Mon, 05 Mar 2001 06:07:47 GMT
On Mon, 5 Mar 2001, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:

> Folks,
>   I really think this is a showstopper for 2.0 - unless folks can test
> the server feeding characters at a time, we are broken.  I see no problem
> with setting a timeout for the complete request to be assembled (to avoid
> DNS attacks) but the current situation seems pretty intollerable.
>   I was just closing a bugreport that required me to check the contenttype
> of a file, so I tried telnet to HEAD that file, and it pretends I don't
> exist (no response.)  It took me 1/2 hour to remember this bug.
>   Did someone start working out the fix?

This did work at one time.  I tested this VERY extensively using my one
Windows 98 machine.  If it no longer works, then it is because somebody
modified the input filters.  I know that it did work at one time.


Ryan Bloom               
406 29th St.
San Francisco, CA 94131

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