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Re: serverless http connections

Article: 7423 of alt.hackers
From: (Lenny Zeltser)
Newsgroups: alt.hackers
Subject: Re: serverless http connections
Date: 19 Feb 1995 21:01:20 GMT
Organization: University of Pennsylvania
Lines: 23
Approved: Memyselfandi
Message-ID: 3i8bj0$
Status: RO

In article <3i5nh1$>,
Ami Fischman <> wrote:
> > In article, Hans <>
> > ObHack: I have no external http server, so.....I stuck my home
page in my
> > Finger! hab3
	[stuff skipped]
> A more reliable finger
> scheme is to find a host with the cgi-bin distribution, and go:
> http://host.with.cgi.bin/cgi-bin/finger?
> and put your page in .plan.

These are great ideas!
Another challenge would be to have your finger display am HTML page when
it gets a request through a WWW client, and regular user info when
it's a standard finger request.

ObHack: Implementing the challenge above :)
 Check out a page at
 It seems to work fine with Netscape, but Mosaic and Lynx have some trouble
 interpreting HTML's <a href="	"> command.  (Something for
 me to work on)

-- Lenny

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