Re: Problem with "~user/file.html"

Daniel W. Connolly (
Wed, 16 Feb 1994 18:46:50 --100

In message <>, Paul Phillips
>Or, execute a script that runs the finger, replaces the newlines with <br>,
>and return the output in HTML. Not only does this look nicer, but you
>can put anchors and images in your .plan and have them come up. :-)

But it requires an HTTP server somewhere between the client and
the finger server. In sites where finger is already deployed, why
do this? It's a pain especially w.r.t. security, firewalls and such.