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Re: Q: protocolls and fault tolerance

From: <touch@isi.edu>
Date: Thu, 29 May 1997 18:10:38 -0700
Message-Id: <199705300110.AA09001@ash.isi.edu>
To: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com, brusinsk@ibdr.inf.tu-dresden.de
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> From: Andreas Brusinsky <brusinsk@ibdr.inf.tu-dresden.de>
> To: HTTP workgroup <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com>
> Subject: Q: protocolls and fault tolerance
> I am new to this group and don't know what are currently the
> topics but have a question I hope to get helped with 
> in this group. 
> Are there implementations of HTTP available based on
> ohter protocolls than TCP?

We did some analysis of HTTP on T/TCP, ARDP, and a few other 
base protocols. It was analysis-level only, though.

> Or could a HTTP realisation be based on many different underlaying
> protocolls?

> Furhtermore it might be interesting if HTTP could be realized
> straight onto maybe ATM and the other services it uses could be
> implemented as additions.

HTTP over ATM doesn't make much sense, per se, because:

	HTTP uses URLs, 
	URLs use DNS, 
	DNS is an name->IPnumber mapping

PS - what's the win if straight on ATM? More expensive end equipment?

Joe Touch - touch@isi.edu		    http://www.isi.edu/~touch/
ISI / Project Leader, ATOMIC-2, LSAM       http://www.isi.edu/atomic2/
USC / Research Assistant Prof.                http://www.isi.edu/lsam/
Received on Thursday, 29 May 1997 18:12:48 UTC

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