Re: Project Gutenberg's Roget's Thesaurus

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Date: 	Thu, 15 Apr 1993 11:31:57 PDT
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Excerpts from ext.WorldWideWeb: 15-Apr-93 Re: Project Gutenberg's Rog.. (815)

> Why is avoiding a name server roundtrip important to you?  There's one
> anyway in links of this type (the hostnames that it links to).

Right, and consulting a name-server every time would double the
round-trips.  It can also involve TCP setup around here, and process
context switches with your application (yep, every machine runs a local
name server).  All expensive -- and we're trying to keep our objects