Re: Protocol Benchmarking (HTTP protocol)
Henning G. Schulzrinne (email@example.com)
Wed, 2 Feb 94 07:52:22 EST
"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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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