• Internet

    From Al@VERT/TRMB to Divarin on Sun Apr 18 15:12:44 2021
    Re: Internet
    By: Divarin to All on Sun Apr 18 2021 11:05 am

    no one talks about the internet ... on the internet. :)
    just an observation on why this board is empty,

    I have 1000+ messages in here over the last year, so we still talk about it or related things quite a bit.

    kind of ironic as it was a popular bbs discussion area back in the early days of the internet

    Being online is a given nowadays. If my connection went away for some reason I'd have to find some way to "fix".

    I suppose I could use my phone but it wouldn't be the same.. ;)

    Ttyl :-),
    Al

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Divarin on Sun Apr 18 17:33:48 2021
    Re: Internet
    By: Divarin to All on Sun Apr 18 2021 11:05 am

    no one talks about the internet ... on the internet. :)
    just an observation on why this board is empty, kind of ironic as it was a popular bbs discussio
    area back in the early days of the internet


    Well, I guess the people who really wants to talk about the Internet are in some Internet
    Engineering Taskforce mailing list :-)

    Also in the IRCNow plarform, probably. They are trying to gather noobs there and teach them how to
    be proper administrators. It seems to be a hobby thing, but I am sure you will get a lot of
    Internet specific conversation there.

    If you want to get Internet specific talk _here_, I think the faster way to accomplish it is to
    state your love or hate for ipv6. That always works in other subs :-)

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Divarin on Sun Apr 18 21:29:00 2021
    Hello Divarin!

    ** On Sunday 18.04.21 - 11:05, Divarin wrote to All:

    no one talks about the internet ... on the internet. :) just
    an observation on why this board is empty, kind of ironic as
    it was a popular bbs discussion area back in the early days
    of the internet

    What do you want to say about the internet?

    This area has had about 34 messages last month.

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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Ogg on Mon Apr 19 08:03:55 2021
    Re: Internet
    By: Ogg to Divarin on Sun Apr 18 2021 09:29 pm

    no one talks about the internet ... on the internet. :) just
    an observation on why this board is empty, kind of ironic as
    it was a popular bbs discussion area back in the early days
    of the internet

    What do you want to say about the internet?

    This area has had about 34 messages last month.

    What exactly is the "Internet"? Most folks believe the web is the "Internet".

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  • From Elf@VERT/REALITY to fusion on Mon Apr 19 07:08:00 2021
    fusion wrote to Elf <=-

    On 16 May 2023, Elf said the following...

    The Internet ruined everything. :-( J/K

    if the options were keep the internet or keep the bbs (one magically disappeared or something).. i'd keep the internet.. lol

    is what it is i guess

    Yeah, I hear ya. It would be nice if we could just step into a time machine and go back and visit the hay-day of the BBS era. :-) It is kind of happening with BBS's coming back online that have been dark for so many years, so that is something to be grateful for. :-)

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to HusTler on Mon Apr 19 17:17:00 2021
    Hello HusTler!

    ** On Monday 19.04.21 - 08:03, HusTler wrote to Ogg:

    What do you want to say about the internet?
    This area has had about 34 messages last month.

    What exactly is the "Internet"? Most folks believe the web is the "Internet".

    I haven't heard anyone use the term "the web". It's usually
    referred to "the net", or "the EEEnrnet".

    But websites are still referred to as WEBsites, and not
    NETsites.

    I used "dub dub dub" when communicating the "www" parts in a web
    address years ago. And even that is depricated now.

    Back to your question.. it's the thing that allows systems to
    exchange data when connected to systems all over the world. It
    used to be something that used TCP/IP, but now there are many
    other ways to connect and exchange stuff I suppose.

    The internet is a ubiquitous thing by now. I doubt that people
    care what it really is and how it works. They just want to turn
    on their computers or devices and go.

    BTW.. There is a nation-wide cell/data disruption with Rogers.
    Their discount service Chatr is affected too.

    "We sincerely apologize to our customers. We know connectivity
    is critical and are working hard to restore services for
    customers who continue to experience wireless interruptions.
    Residential and business wireline internet services are not
    impacted. We will continue to provide updates."

    The first signs of the disruption started around 1am EDT today.

    Other carriers seem to be affected somewhat too.

    Folks using cell/data for their internet access, can't.

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  • From Elf@VERT/REALITY to HusTler on Mon Apr 19 20:51:00 2021
    HusTler wrote to Elf <=-

    Yeah, I hear ya. It would be nice if we could just step into a time machine and go back and visit the hay-day of the BBS era. :-) It is kind of happening with BBS's coming back online that have been dark for so many years, so that is something to be grateful for. :-)

    I dunno? BBS's have never left me. The only the that's changed is I don't use a dialup modem anymore. ;-)

    Yeah, I guess since I have been away from BBS systems since the
    Internet/web hit us in the 90's . . . I miss the large numbers of
    people frequenting the BBSs. I don't want all the world on the BBS
    scene because then it will just turn into what we have now on the open
    web. But, more people to fill in some other areas of interest would be good.

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Ogg on Thu Apr 22 05:27:32 2021
    Re: Internet
    By: Ogg to HusTler on Mon Apr 19 2021 05:17 pm

    I used "dub dub dub" when communicating the "www" parts in a web
    address years ago. And even that is depricated now.


    That one pisses me out. Just because a domain exist it does not mean a web server is hosted there. That is what you can have multiple hosts in a domain, so you can have mail.operationalsecurity.es for mails, and www.operationalsecurity.es for web, for example.

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Digital Man on Sat Apr 24 05:45:43 2021
    Re: Internet
    By: Digital Man to Arelor on Thu Apr 22 2021 10:57 am

    Re: Internet
    By: Arelor to Ogg on Thu Apr 22 2021 05:27 am

    Re: Internet
    By: Ogg to HusTler on Mon Apr 19 2021 05:17 pm

    I used "dub dub dub" when communicating the "www" parts in a web address years ago. And even that is depricated now.


    That one pisses me out. Just because a domain exist it does not mean a we server is hosted there. That is what you can have multiple hosts in a domain, so you can have mail.operationalsecurity.es for mails, and www.operationalsecurity.es for web, for example.

    Sure. But wouldn't it make sense for the shorted form (e.g. operationalsecurity.es) to point to the server of most use/typing (e.g. the server)?

    It used to annoy me when a site required a "www." sub-domain be specified in web browser. Now, that's pretty rare.

    It makes sense to redirect the traffic, sure. My services usually do short_form
    www_form.

    Some services from the Spanish administration have hosts with names such as www1, www2, www3 under the same domain, so expecting that short_form will lead you to the proper web server is not going to work, though.

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Arelor on Sun Apr 25 03:18:00 2021
    Hello Arelor!

    ** On Thursday 22.04.21 - 05:27, Arelor wrote to Ogg:

    I used "dub dub dub" when communicating the "www" parts in a
    web address years ago. And even that is depricated now.


    That one pisses me out. Just because a domain exist it does
    not mean a web server is hosted there. That is what you can
    have multiple hosts in a domain, so you can have mail.operationalsecurity.es for mails, and
    www.operationalsecurity.es for web, for example.

    I know this. But most people don't care about those subtleties.

    I am seeing a trend in not even bothering with the http:// part
    in website addresses on printed media.


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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Tracker1 on Wed May 5 07:18:00 2021
    Tracker1 wrote to Arelor <=-

    In those instances, it's a good idea to just have a small web server at the raw host that does a redirect to www.

    An apache re-write rule should take care of that without another server stanza.

    I use Dreamhost for my blog and a couple of other sites, and one of the options that have is how you want www.domain.tld and domain.tld. I usually tell them to strip the www and redirect to domain.tld, I presume that a rewrite is how they do it.



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