[ih] what is and isn't the web, was Rise and Fall of the Gopher Protocol

Ofer Inbar cos at aaaaa.org
Sun Aug 21 16:47:17 PDT 2016

On Sun, Aug 21, 2016 at 01:28:30PM -0400,
John Day <jeanjour at comcast.net> wrote:
> Depending on how you look at it, neither did the web. Thinking of
> the lack of security in http, either assumes the same management or
> no management.  If it was expected to work with multiple management
> domains one would expect at least authentication and access control.

SMTP and NNTP came with no auth or access control or any sort of
security that I recall in the early days, and weren't they both
designed consciously and deliberately for a distributed network
with independent management of each node?
  -- Cos

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