Re: Protocol Benchmarking (HTTP protocol) (Henning G. Schulzrinne)
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Date: Wed, 2 Feb 94 07:52:22 EST
From: (Henning G. Schulzrinne)
Subject: Re: Protocol Benchmarking (HTTP protocol)
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"Chained"/multiple GETs would also really help with TCP-level firewalls,
where connection set-up cost are substantial, as well as with international
links where the three-way TCP handshake can easily add seconds to the
retrieval of a short document with lots of small images/icons.

The MGET method seems preferable; timeouts are always tricky to get
right. One possible difficulty is error reporting, unless an all-or-
nothing error indication is sufficient.

Henning Schulzrinne (
AT&T Bell Laboratories  (MH 2A-244)
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