Re: server redirects by client domain

Brian Behlendorf (
Wed, 20 Dec 1995 12:06:43 -0800 (PST)

On Wed, 20 Dec 1995, Darren New wrote:
> > are choosing .com as opposed to .xx. As for lat and long, this is
> > nearly meaningless and probably will become moreso in the months and
> > years to come.
> Meaningless as far as network-closeness, yes. But useful for other
> purposes, like political ones. (Taxes, export laws, censorship laws, etc
> etc etc.)

Because the country code is optional (sites could register .com, .org,
.net, etc) or they could simply refuse reverse-DNS service altogether, it
would be a bad idea to base any legal or political decisions on it.
Sure, if I found a user accessing my site from *.sa (Saudi Arabia) I
might not want to let them access my archive, but would I
know whether to let in Howbout


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