On Tue, 19 Nov 1996, Stephen E. Shipman wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Nov 1996 arager @
> I appreciate that the intent of this procedure is honest, and meant for
> genuine expansion of knowledge. But, I am getting a good chuckle over
> seeing a procedure on the /firewalls/ list that could be interpreted as a
> denial-of-service attack by the recipient web site... ;-)
Aside from doing a denial of service on the recipient side. 
But you can also crash the proxyserver, and in the instance when
I tested it out, cause the machine to reboot. 
So it would be somewhat of a concern to anyone who is using a proxy
server on the firewall.
 Macintosh webserver can be crashed this way, especially those running
 Using an SGI and Netscape Proxy 2.0
 You know you've been reading alt.sysadmin.recovery too much when...
Sameer Manek manek @
"A mind once streched by a new idea
never regains its original dimentions"