Re: Faster HTTP

Mary Morris (marym@Finesse.COM)
Wed, 6 Jul 1994 20:48:31 +0200

One observation that I have made is that http
doesn't gracefully share slow ie 14.4k lines.
If I am loading a large item (picture, tarfile
or anything 30k or more) and I start receiving
an email the http download will pause. After the
message has completed it may take as long as
two minutes before the data picks up where
it left off.

I have done two simultaneous anon ftps on the
same line and they seem to share the transfers
fairly equally so I think that the OS (Solaris 2.3)
does a good job of allocating bandwidth.

Faster HTTP to me would be cutting down that
pause in transmission if possible, or making it
a tuneable item.