[rescue] Re: [geeks] THIS. MAKES. ME. SICK.

Patrick Giagnocavo rescue at sunhelp.org
Wed Jun 13 23:41:06 CDT 2001

On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 07:15:41PM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
>   These sorts of rumors are often started by Microsoft in one way or
> another.  For example...know how IE got where it is stats-wise?  IE
> prior to version 4 sent every HTTP request TWICE.  Microsoft called it
> a "bug"...a "simple oversight"...that JUST HAPPENED to DOUBLE the
> apparent number of people using IE.


Any truth to the rumor that IIS (MS web server) gives higher priority to
requests from IE browsers than "Brand N" browsers?

Supposedly some guys ran tcpdump etc. on their own isolated hub and watched
what happened when IE and NN pulled pages from Apache, and then from IIS.


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