Re: finger url, copyright caches (again)

Reed Wade (
Wed, 24 Aug 1994 16:17:34 +0200

>Is the finger URL really even needed, except for ease of use? It
>seems to me a 10 line perl CGI script would take care of it with a
>calling of . <a href = "http:/cgi-bin/finger?[]">

Is it _really_ needed? No, but for a different reason. I wanted
this for end users who want to have pointers to finger servers.
Setting up more servers (finger gateways) is anti-scalable and
doubles the load on the net. I'd much prefer the gopher hack to

But yes, ease of use is the only actual reason for it.


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