Re: serverless http connections
Article: 7416 of alt.hackers From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ami Fischman) Newsgroups: alt.hackers Subject: Re: serverless http connections Date: 18 Feb 1995 21:06:41 GMT Organization: University of California, Los Angeles Lines: 30 Approved: me Message-ID: email@example.com NNTP-Posting-Host: venice.pic.ucla.edu X-Newsreader: TIN [version 1.2 PL2] Status: RO
In <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Paul Smith (email@example.com) wrote: > In article AzI@nova.sarnoff.com, Hans <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > >ObHack: I have no external http server, so.....I stuck my home page in my > >finger! > >http://rsrch1.cit.cornell.edu:79/ hab3 > >.....note there must be a space between "79/" and "hab3" (this is OS > >dependent) > This looked pretty cool until it didn't work for me. > When I put an html file in my $HOME/.plan (which I assume is where it should go), and > pointed my browser at it, I simply got: > Login name: GET In real life: ??? > displayed in the browser. Looks like some GET command is being interpreted by > finger as the username to finger. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? Nothing -- you're just using an OS whose fingerd doesn't accept multiple names from port 79. It expects something like "username", instead of "GET / username", which is what a browser sends. A more reliable finger scheme is to find a host with the cgi-bin distribution, and go: http://email@example.com and put your page in .plan. Of course, if your machine runs an ftpd and accepts anon. logins, the ftp scheme is much better. --Ami Have YOU hugged YOUR smurf today? Dentist, n.: A Prestidigitator who, putting metal in one's mouth, pulls coins out of one's pockets. -- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"