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Re: Re: Use of .pl versus .plx file extensions

by Vautrin (Hermit)
on Mar 16, 2004 at 00:00 UTC ( #336890=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Use of .pl versus .plx file extensions
in thread Use of .pl versus .plx file extensions

Grab a copy of Mozilla and the LiveHTTPHeaders extension. Watch to see what the server you access announces itself as. Sites that use Windows will most likely display a header that looks like:

Server: Microsoft-IIS/4.0

Of course, there are many people who believe that Windows must be the best thing out there, otherwise why else would so many people use it? So they go, and they get a Windows box, and for speed they create CGI scripts based in C. I am waiting patiently for the day one of these servers gets hosed, it gets national publicity, and I get to point and laugh.


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Re: Use of .pl versus .plx file extensions
by b10m (Vicar) on Mar 17, 2004 at 10:02 UTC
    "Grab a copy of Mozilla and the LiveHTTPHeaders extension. Watch to see what the server you access announces itself as."

    Yuck, why all the hassle of installing and firing up Mozilla (+LiveHTTPHeaders) when LWP provides you with lwp-request (and HEAD)? Or if that's not installed on your box, what about telnet?

    $ lwp-request -m HEAD <url> $ HEAD <url> $ telnet <server> 80 Trying <www.xxx.yyy.zzz>... Connected to <server> Escape character is '^]'. HEAD / HTTP/1.0
    "Of course, there are many people who believe that Windows must be the best thing out there, otherwise why else would so many people use it?"

    I'm fairly sure a lot of people know smoking is bad for their health, yet they still smoke a pack a day.

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    b10m

    All code is usually tested, but rarely trusted.

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