Re: Revised Internet-Draft: finger URL

Larry Masinter (masinter@parc.xerox.com)
Fri, 24 Feb 1995 15:12:03 PST


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Subject: Re: Revised Internet-Draft: finger URL
From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Message-Id: <95Feb24.151212pst.2760@golden.parc.xerox.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Feb 1995 15:12:03 PST

Sorry for weighing in late on this, but my personal opinion after some
consideration is that

	finger://host1.bigstate.edu/someuser

is preferable to finger:someuser@host1.bigstate.edu

and that 
	finger://host2.bigstate.edu/someuser@host1.bigstate.edu

is preferable to finger someuser@host1.bigstate.edu@host2.bigstate.edu

i.e., that what appears after the "//" is the FQDN of the host to
connect to, and that what appears after the subsequent "/" is whatever
gets sent to the finger port at that site.