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Re: Why gateways?

From: David W. Morris <dwm@xpasc.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 1998 10:08:10 -0800 (PST)
To: Mike_Spreitzer.PARC@xerox.com
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.GSO.3.96.980225100712.2742H-100000@shell1.aimnet.com>
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On Wed, 25 Feb 1998 Mike_Spreitzer.PARC@xerox.com wrote:

> ... and why are there gateways to servers but not gateways to clients?

Because with the HTTP protocol, clients initiate all communications.
If the client doesn't connect to the gateway, it can't be used.

Dave Morris
Received on Wednesday, 25 February 1998 10:09:40 UTC

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