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Re: UDP or TCP?

From: Rich Salz <rsalz@osf.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 1995 23:00:02 -0400
Message-Id: <9508110300.AA08987@sulphur.osf.org>
To: ses@tipper.oit.unc.edu
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
>is that most web traffic by volume has different, sometimes weaker 
>requirements than those provided by TCP. This can be used to give 
>improved performance *AND* improved congestion characteristics. 

Makes sense to me.

I'd like to know why congestion control can only be done on a TCP-connection
basis and not a host-basis?  Seems to me you just need a few new ICMP
pdu's.

>	Using something other than TCP for basic HTTP operation on HTML 
>files, or other similar object types is almost always a lose (unless you 
>reimplement TCP from scratch).

That's pretty strong.  What's your basis for this claim?
	/r$
Received on Thursday, 10 August 1995 20:02:04 EDT

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