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Re: Why don't people learn...?
- From: Jay R. Ashworth
- Date: Sun Feb 28 11:16:25 1999
On Sat, Feb 27, 1999 at 02:32:29PM -0800, Mikey Wilsker wrote:
> >"Warever Corp. this week released Legion, an Internet utility that
> >looks up IP addresses, puts them in a hosts file, and categorizes them."
> Its for the end user. The utility basically eliminates the need for the
> general user to ever have to look up 'cnn.com' again. Its nothing more
> than a caching DNS for Win95, etc.
> I didn't see anything about expiring the cache, though, so one can only
> wonder about the new wave of tech support calls because sites change
Precisely my point. This is going to hose operators who make use of
the technologies I mentioned failry badly.
"The general user" never needs to "look up cnn.com", anyway. That's
what DNS is for. :-}
And, based on what the story said, no I didn't get the impression it
was merely "a caching DNS". It seemed much more unintelligently
malevolent than that.
Jay R. Ashworth firstname.lastname@example.org
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