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    by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Saturday December 06 2003, @09:48AM (#12717)
    User #4 Info | http://www.discourse.net/
    I'd love to see this new page, but all I got last night and today are timeout errors...
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    • Re:Timeouts by GeorgeK Saturday December 06 2003, @10:32AM
      • Re:Timeouts by michael Sunday December 07 2003, @02:29PM
    They're settings are odd
    by KarlAuerbach on Saturday December 06 2003, @11:58AM (#12719)
    User #3243 Info | http://www.cavebear.com/
    If you look at what they are sending you'll see some odd settings.

    First of all, they are using Apache version 1.3.27 - which is very, very old. Even conservative Red Hat is distributing 2.0.47. This ancient version suggests that ICANN isn't keeping up with security patches on their system.

    Second, they are doing everything to make these pages uncacheable. Caching is the internet's friend (and it is what makes DNS scale.) But at every opportunity ICANN's new pages scream out "you can't cache me". This is often done by those who want web server logs of every hit and who don't care about user response or internet traffic load. There is also no modification date information, thus adding to the net burden when a web client comes around and asks, as they often do, "anything new since date x.y.z?"

    Without proper settings some of the web caching companies (avantgo comes to mind) can go nutz and pound on a site.
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    Pig with Wings
    by GeorgeK on Sunday December 07 2003, @10:57PM (#12722)
    User #3191 Info | http://www.kirikos.com/
    I just *had* to say that the flying pig icon is perfect for the "ICANN Does Good" category. ;)
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