From: email@example.com Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 15:11:53 PST To: Ben Laurie <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.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.