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

Paul Phillips (
Wed, 16 Feb 1994 19:09:12 --100

It's definitely not strictly necessary, and it's inappropriate at some
sites, but that doesn't mean it's not useful. I do not like the look of
plaintext when using web browsers, so I take pains to convert it to HTML
where possible. In my particular case, it's possible. YMMV.

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On Wed, 16 Feb 1994, Daniel W. Connolly wrote:

> 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.
> Dan