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RE: HTTP/1.1-TCP interactions (was Re: HTTP Connection Management(draft-ietf-http-connection-00.txt))

From: Phillip M. Hallam-Baker <hallam@ai.mit.edu>
Date: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 16:26:23 -0400
Message-Id: <01BC4370.78DF0090@crecy.ai.mit.edu>
To: 'Bob Briscoe' <rbriscoe@jungle.bt.co.uk>, "jg@zorch.w3.org" <jg@zorch.w3.org>, "freier@netscape.com" <freier@netscape.com>
Cc: http-wg <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com>
>HTTP W-G should shout loudly at the TCP Implementation W-G to get best
>practice for idle connections documented given the majority holding of HTTP
>on Internet traffic.

>Having a standard doesn't mean selfish implementers have to keep to it, but
>it's better than not having a standard.

Perhaps its worth noting that one of the major browser vendors (Microsoft)
is now a major ISP (MSN). 

This may well be a usefull observation with respect to getting ISPs to turn
on RED routing. 

	Phill
Received on Monday, 7 April 1997 13:24:09 EDT

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