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Re: Winsock Help

From: Isamar Maia <isamar@ruby.magiclink.com.br>
Date: Fri, 24 Nov 1995 17:00:13 -0200 (EDT)
To: "Daniel W. Connolly" <connolly@beach.w3.org>
Cc: js@w3.org, www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.LNX.3.91.951124164857.14161A-100000@ruby>

Hello Sir,


On Fri, 24 Nov 1995, Daniel W. Connolly wrote:

> In message <Pine.LNX.3.91.951124155146.13590A-100000@ruby>, Isamar Maia writes:
> >
> >Dear Sirs,
> >
> >Sorry if I'm out of topic but my DialUp SLIP/PPP users cannot get W3 
> >pages but other services using winsock. I've looked for the solution 
> >through several ways but no success. 
> 
> You too, huh? I noticed this problem when I was at a conference
> in Texas. I called our system administrator, but everything looked
> fine from his end.

Yeah.. I thought already in several possibilities but no success.
All services work but no W3 pages.. even using Netscape/Mosaic, gopher 
menus come easy but no W3 pages.
My Domain is magiclink.com.br, my primary server is 
ruby.magiclink.com.br, it doesn't have a reverse address registration but 
I can get web pages from host ruby using Netscape for X-Windows or even lynx.


> Our best hypothesis at this point is that our server does a
> reverse DNS lookup on your address, and refuses service if
> that fails. Since the box I was using in Texas had no DNS
> hostname registered, I couldn't get at www.w3.org.
> 
Well, it makes sense. I'm using NCSA HTTP server. My unix is a linux box.

> Can anyone else confirm this?
> 
> The strange thing is that we have the server configured to
> _not_ do reverse DNS lookups in the interest of performance!
> 
Really Strange...

> 
> Dan
> 

Thank you very much for attention. I hope to find the solution of my problem.



Regards From Brazil,


Isamar
Received on Friday, 24 November 1995 13:58:48 GMT

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