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Interoperability Test 10-23

From: Scott Lawrence <lawrence@agranat.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 15:44:46 -0400
Message-Id: <199710171944.PAA02445@devnix.agranat.com>
To: HTTP Working Group <http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
  The _second_ HTTP/1.1 Multi-Vendor Internet Test Day is Oct 23.

  We had a half dozen participants for the first day - as one of them,
  I certainly found it to be usefull.  We did not have any proxies.  I
  think that testing both through 1.0 and 1.1 proxies is critical to
  our being able to claim that the protocol has been demonstrated to
  operate correctly - so much of 1.1 is motivated by that.

  If you plan to participate, please register by filling out the
  survey form at the end of this mail, and sending it to
  'httptest@agranat.com' by your close of business on Tuesday, Oct 21.
  I will combine them and forward them as a single mailing on
  Wednesday to all who signed up.  If you will have multiple instances
  of the same implementation and configuration active, send that as
  one registration; if you will have different implementations or
  configurations active please send those separately so that it is
  clear just what each active system should be.

  If you participated the first time, please send a new registration
  (you did keep a copy, didn't you? :).

  All are welcome, including 1.0 implementations (testing backward
  compatibility is important too).

  Some notes from the first day:

    Origin Servers - it would be helpfull if the content available
       from  your test server was in some way self-descriptive so
       that, for example, testers can tell which pages should be
       cachable, which should produce chunked output, and so forth.

    Proxies - PLEASE Participate.
       It would be very usefull if there were proxies available that
       were configured in chains, but for now I'll settle for just
       having a couple one-hop proxy paths we can test.

  Test Day Ground Rules:

    - Participating systems may be configured to allow access only by
      announced participants for that week (if you will be using a
      dynamically assigned IP address, indicate this and try to
      specify the range from which it will be chosen).

    - Participants will, on request, make a reasonable effort to
      provide whatever relevant log or trace data they have to other
      participants to resolve problems.

    - If a problem or possible issue with another participant
      implementation is found, that issue will be communicated to the
      contact for that implementation promptly.  Only if the
      involved participants disagree on the correct behavior or if
      the involved participants agree to do so will the issue be
      brought to the working group mailing list.

    - Any other disclosure of problems found with other
      implementations during these tests is poor form.

    - Communicating positive results to other participants is
      strongly encouraged.

  Additional suggestions welcome.

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    Organization:

    User-Agent or Server string:
        (may be approximate)

    HTTP Role:
        [origin, proxy, tunnel, client, robot, ...]

    HTTP Version:

    Address:
        (DNS host names and/or IP addresses for the HTTP implementation)

    Time:
        (GMT times the system will be active or available)

    Contact Name:
        (person to contact with an issue)

    Contact Email:

    Contact Phone:

    Contact Hours:
        (GMT times the contact is available, should overlap
         the span in Time, but may be a subset)

    Notes:
        other relevant information, possibly including URLs for
        information on where to find background material.
Received on Friday, 17 October 1997 13:00:18 EDT

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