Re: New Internet-Draft: finger URL

>I assume the request is required to contain at least one
>@hostname. (Unlike rfc1288.)

Um, good point. I guess "finger:bill" being sent from a PC on a SLIP
connection doesn't mean much. :-)

>There's one thing I'd like clarified--will the final @hostname
>part (from which the connect-to host is derived) be stripped
>before <blah> is sent to the remote host?

Unless I'm misunderstanding section 2.4 of RFC 1288, the finger client
shouldn't strip anything. It looks to me that none of the "@hostn" are
local to where the client sent the request from, and thus shouldn't be

Received on Wednesday, 15 February 1995 12:00:43 UTC