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Re: Number of connections (was: Re: HTTP Working Group 'issues' list)

From: Duane Wessels <wessels@colorado.edu>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 1996 02:12:37 -0800
Message-Id: <m0tn0g1-0003r0C@beach.cse.ogi.edu>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Jeffrey Mogul writes:

>The situation between a proxy and an origin server (or an inbound
>proxy) is more complex, because a proxy may be multiplexing requests
>from several clients to a single origin server.   In such a case,
>it probably is optimal to have 2*M connections between a proxy
>and a server, if M clients are simultaneously retrieving pages from
>that server.  However, I would expect that M is rarely much larger
>than one.   (Has anyone analyzed proxy logs to see how common this
>overlapping actually is?)

I just made a quick check on our busiest cache and found that 0.016% of
325,000 server fetches had more than one client reader attached.

Duane W.
Received on Thursday, 15 February 1996 02:14:30 EST

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