Re: Project Gutenberg's Roget's Thesaurus

Bill Janssen (
Thu, 15 Apr 1993 11:31:57 PDT

Excerpts from ext.WorldWideWeb: 15-Apr-93 Re: Project Gutenberg's Rog.. (815)

> Why is avoiding a name server roundtrip important to you? There's one
> anyway in links of this type (the hostnames that it links to).

Right, and consulting a name-server every time would double the
round-trips. It can also involve TCP setup around here, and process
context switches with your application (yep, every machine runs a local
name server). All expensive -- and we're trying to keep our objects