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Re: URL schemes containing +, -, or .

From: Rickard Schoultz <schoultz@sunet.se>
Date: Fri, 17 May 1996 12:34:12 +0200 (MET DST)
To: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <frystyk@w3.org>
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.93.960517122958.23104A-100000@sunic.sunet.se>

On Wed, 15 May 1996, Henrik Frystyk Nielsen wrote:

> Regarding whois and whois++ I had a prototype of a whois++ protocol module 
> in the libwww code some time ago. However, we quickly ran into the problem 
> that whois and whois++ use the same port number (43 if I recall). As the 
> protocols are made in such a way that it is impossible to distinguish the 
> two from each other it is virtually impossible to automate the access.

That problem is fixed. Just before whois++ went to RFC status, we
allocated a separate port (63) for whois++, just because of this.  There
was no way to separate the two if run on the same port. 

-Rickard

Rickard Schoultz <schoultz@sunet.se>
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