how to address a server?

Paul Williams (pcw@hooked.net)
Mon, 29 May 1995 21:41:34 -0700


Message-Id: <199505281940.MAA17058@get.hooked.net>
Date: Mon, 29 May 1995 21:41:34 -0700
To: www-html@www10.w3.org
From: pcw@hooked.net (Paul Williams)
Subject: how to address a server?

Recently I am running up against a problem.   I have a CGI script that reads
a remote page, but I don't know how to talk with the server.  I have made
the following guess:

telnet> open thishost.thisdoamin 80
...
GET thispath/thispage.html HTTP//

will this work?  Is there a better way?  Is this problem best left to proxies?


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