how to address a server?

Paul Williams (
Sun, 28 May 1995 15:43:04 +0500

Recently I am running up against a problem. I have a CGI script that reads
a remote page, but I don't know how to talk with the server. I have made
the following guess:

telnet> open thishost.thisdoamin 80
GET thispath/thispage.html HTTP//

will this work? Is there a better way? Is this problem best left to proxies? -------------------------------+----------------------+
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Prodigy? Are you kidding? -------------------+----- AOL: Just say NO!