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Re: Proxies and gethostbyname

From: David W. Morris <dwm@xpasc.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 13:04:02 -0700 (PDT)
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@kiwi.ics.uci.edu>
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.GSO.3.96.980428130220.21305N-100000@shell1.aimnet.com>


On Tue, 28 Apr 1998, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> >I disagree ... there is a large difference between not being able to
> >resolve a name and not being able to connect to an IP address.
> 
> >From the point of view of the proxy, yes.  From the user's perspective,
> both indicate a failure of the proxy to map the identifier to a service.

No,  one is a failure to map to the service, the second is a failure of
the service. Failure to map is often under the user's control or in the
case of some UAs which try multiple URLs, the UA's control.

Dave
Received on Tuesday, 28 April 1998 13:09:47 EDT

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