From: bve @
com (Bill Van Emburg)
Date: Sun, 17 Mar 96 21:49:38 EST
Subject: Re: firewalls-digest V5 #158
From: "James W. Henry" <jwhenry @
I have verified that it works, like alot of you and put it on my home
page to show me how mayn people are connecting to my home page. The
IMHO, this is a sneaky thing to do, and violates a basic assumption of
anonymity that people surfing on the WWW expect. It also could cost
$$$ to send the mail message, and it's awfully presumptuous to spend
someone else's money like that....
Clarification. My home page is off the beaten path and is only visited
by a few people-friends, colleagues,etc... It is also how I learn about
Net and security. I have yet to see a response to the mailer function
in the home page. IMHO, It is NOT sneaky if the people that I asked to
connect to it to test it out are notified beforehand. I should be able
to verify and test out the information that is presented if I deem it
applicable and will not harm anyone in anyway. It is not my intention
to cost any one any money or waste their time. The message was just to
verify the information presented in an earlier posting.
address. The input name and value are "=" to each other. Also I have
input name of many words and the message has the "+" instead of
A "/" wasn't/?can't? be passed through so that stops? html code from
being sent back in the message.? Would like to find this out. The
A number of characters can't be sent as part of a URL, and are
therefore converted to a \000 representation (ASCII conversion).
Other characters are special to the URL, such as +, = and ?. These,
too, when sent as data, are converted to ASCII values...
This is what I suspected. Thanks for verifying it. Alot of the manuals
I've seen on this topic make the same point, but they were written
before Netscape 2.0 came out.
ctrl-alt T Url list box
ctrl-alt F Amazing Fishcam
ctrl-alt Spacebar Some kind of page down function
That last one is not what you think. Hitting the space bar is
equivalent to hitting page down, as long as no form field is
active. There is no ctrl-alt Spacebar Easter egg....
(Bill Van Emburg)
"You do what you want, and if you didn't, you don't"
I will keep the information in mind.
Getting on my soapbox.
I hope that the information put forward here will help keep the free
flow of information that makes the Internet so useful. The ability to
exchange ideas, no matter how different or radical, without fear of
reprisal, bodily harm, mental anguish, is perhaps the greatest reason
for being on the Internet. For too long people have been discriminated
against for being different. There is no "being different" on the
Off the soapbox. 8)