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

Dave McGuire rescue at sunhelp.org
Thu Jun 14 13:08:59 CDT 2001

On June 13, Patrick Giagnocavo 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.
> Dave,
> 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.

  Oh My.  That's disturbing.  I've never heard of that.  But then I'm
far from an authority on the subject.

         -Dave McGuire

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