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Re: two-phase send concerns

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@liege.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Tue, 05 Dec 1995 15:53:57 -0800
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: dmk@allegra.att.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9512051554.aa14646@paris.ics.uci.edu>
> I thought I started to understand this issue in the working group
> meeting, that the 'five seconds' was an arbitrary timeout, and that if
> the timeout were 'zero seconds' that this would also continue to work:
> senders should read if sending would block, and recievers should send
> abort messages as soon as they can, and NOT CLOSE THE CONNECTION if
> they care whether the sender actually gets the abort.
> 
> Did I get this right?

Yep, that's right.  The 5 seconds is arbitrary and only serves as
a forcing function.

......Roy
Received on Tuesday, 5 December 1995 16:14:13 EST

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