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Re: IBM patents tunneling HTTP through another protocal

From: <Telford001@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 1998 14:01:25 EDT
Message-Id: <febbc34.35783276@aol.com>
To: frank@rintintin.gv-itf.unisource.nl
Cc: HTTP Working Group <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com>, Telford001@aol.com
In a message dated 6/5/98 11:53:41 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
frank@rintintin.gv-itf.unisource.nl writes:

> SSH surely does compress the stream, if you ask it to do so. It is also
>  possible to use compression with no encryption, which does enhance 
> performance
>  in some cases (slow lines, fast systems).
>  
>  I think one of the key issues here is whether there is prior work which
>  translates HTTP on one end of the stream into something else (thereby 
> removing the HTTP protocol overhead), and recreates the HTTP request at the
other end.

>  SSH does not touch the protocol, it only transports the data stream (
> compressed and/or encrypted).

The VLAN Router in certain remote bridging applications has for years
stripped off MAC headers, sent the data and recreated the MAC
headers on the remote side.  Telnet <-->VTAM and Telnet<-->PAD
translation has been common for a decade.

Joachim Martillo
Received on Friday, 5 June 1998 11:04:19 EDT

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