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Re: Why don't people learn...?
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." > >http://www.internetnews.com/prod-news/article/0,1087,9_74021,00.html > > 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 > ip's/names. 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. Cheers, -- jra -- Jay R. Ashworth [email protected] Member of the Technical Staff Buy copies of The New Hackers Dictionary. The Suncoast Freenet Give them to all your friends. Tampa Bay, Florida http://www.ccil.org/jargon/ +1 813 790 7592