Re: how to address a server?

Brian Behlendorf (brian@organic.com)
Sun, 28 May 1995 14:00:33 -0700 (PDT)


Date: Sun, 28 May 1995 14:00:33 -0700 (PDT)
From: Brian Behlendorf <brian@organic.com>
Subject: Re: how to address a server?
To: Paul Williams <pcw@hooked.net>
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <www-html@www10.w3.org>
In-Reply-To: <199505281940.MAA17058@get.hooked.net>
Message-Id: <Pine.3.89.9505281335.O238-0100000@eat.organic.com>


PLEASE GET ALL THE NON-HTML CRAP OFF OF WWW-HTML!

Sorry to yell, but this is like the 8th message in a week.

Your question is an HTTP question.  If you're writing this in Perl, I 
strongly recommend getting libwwwperl from www.ics.uci.edu.  That, or 
read the HTTP specs, which are pointed at from the same machine.

	Brian

On Sun, 28 May 1995, Paul Williams wrote:
> 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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