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Re: ARIN Policy on IP-based Web Hosting

  • From: Shawn McMahon
  • Date: Thu Aug 31 09:42:33 2000

On Thu, Aug 31, 2000 at 08:22:52AM -0500, Edward S. Marshall wrote:
> But, you get the added benefit of MIME typing, human-beneficial markup,
> caching if you have a nearby cache, inherent firewall friendliness (no
> data connection foolishness), and simple negotiation of encrypted
> transfers (SSL). And for command-line people like myself, there's lynx,
> w3m, and wget.

And you lose the benefit of client-side choice as to binary or ascii
transfer mode.

Not that this isn't outweighed by all the things you gain, in most cases.

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