Re: htdig: virtual hosts revisited

Gilles Detillieux (
Tue, 15 Dec 1998 11:26:34 -0600 (CST)

According to Geoff Hutchison:
> As far as using the HEAD for the checksum, my point is that most documents
> we already GET, so we don't save any bandwidth. I'm also not completely
> sure that there's enough to ensure the checksums are unique. (This is why
> I'd want to test the feature very thoroughly.)

Comparing checksums as well as modification times and document lengths
should be a fairly reliable indicator that the documents are the same,
I'd think.

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