Re: Drafting mux WG charter

From: spreitze@parc.xerox.com
Date: Mon, Feb 22 1999


From: spreitze@parc.xerox.com
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 15:11:53 PST
To: Ben Laurie <ben@algroup.co.uk>
Cc: spreitze@parc.xerox.com, ietf-http-ng@w3.org
Message-Id: <99Feb22.151207pst."834550"@idea.parc.xerox.com>
Subject: Re: Drafting mux WG charter


> But you layer on top of TCP, so stream reconstruction will be required.
> This makes it considerably harder to handle.

Yes, this makes it harder; I'm not sure I'm ready to say "considerably".  For example, a firewall doesn't have to buffer the whole stream --- because the payload is preceeded by a byte count, it can just be skipped over with a simple state machine.