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Re: Draft Minutes of HTTP Working Group, 33rd IETF Meeting, Stockholm

From: Paul Leach <paulle@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 95 13:04:35 PDT
Message-Id: <9508100002.AA17360@netmail2.microsoft.com>
To: http-wg-request%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com, janssen@parc.xerox.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Just FYI: Actually, DCE RPC has been in Windows NT since 3.1; and the 
Win32 SDK included support for 16 bit Windows, and it is "in the box" 
for Win95 --- all with threads support to effect non-blocking if you need it.

Also, you can more than halve the size of the spec you need to 
implement by just doing the the UDP version -- which, given that one of 
the problems with HTTP that everyone talks about is the overhead 
incurred from opening TCP connections for one-off transactions, seems 
like a good direction to go.  (If the normal interaction between client 
and server is idempotent, it will only take one round trip...)

Lastly, if I were tasked with implementing datagram DCE RPC from the 
spec, I'd start by looking at the 1990 Prentice Hall book "Network 
Computing Architecture", by Zahn, et al, which uses a much clearer 
specificaiton methodology (IMHO) to specify a previous, backwards 
compatible, version of the DCE RPC protocol.

Paul
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] From: Rich Salz  <rsalz@osf.org>
] To:  <netmail!http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com>;  
<janssen@parc.xerox.com>;
] <rsalz@osf.org>
] Subject: Re: Draft Minutes of HTTP Working Group, 33rd IETF Meeting, 
Stockholm
] Date: Tuesday, August 08, 1995 11:43PM
]
] Bill's comments on DCE are correct enough that picking nits isn't worthwhile.
] Thanks.  (Wish I could pay as close attention to his work. :)
]
] On the other hand, it will be bundled with the next release of NT, and
] several not-as-ubiquitous operating systems. :)
] 	/r$
] 
Received on Wednesday, 9 August 1995 16:20:00 EDT

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