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Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx/MSIE denial-of-service

From: Larry W. Virden, x2487
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx/MSIE denial-of-service
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 1997 17:26:18 -0500

> > In any case, please _don't_ put arbitrary limits into lynx ; I would
> > just as soon see no limits put in myself and just have lynx stop when it
> > can't go any further.
> Well, on a single user system that's OK, but I'd be royally peeved (and
> so would the other programmers) if somebody using Lynx encountered a
> redirect to http://localhost:19/ and froze the system. :(

Yes, I can certainly see that.  I can also see that if someone set things up
so that files larger than 1 meg weren't able to be downloaded that a
major use of lynx (background download of .tar files, etc. served only
from WWW servers) would be broken.
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