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Re: Of HTTP/1.1 persistent connections and TCP Keepalive timers

From: Carl Kugler/Boulder/IBM <kugler@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2000 13:19:01 -0700
To: http-wg <http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joris Dobbelsteen [mailto:joris.dobbelsteen@m...]
...
>
> The browser can leave the connection open for an infinite ammount of time
> (if not restricted by lower-level protocols, like TCP).
>
> However, idle time-outs when the connection is CONNECTED are, in the real
> world, handled by the server instead of the client. This is because the
> server is not interrested in HTTP connections that are idle for an
infinite
> ammount of time and just consuming bandwidth (the lower-level connection
> must be maintained)...
>
...

How does an idle connection consume bandwidth?

     -Carl
Received on Thursday, 2 November 2000 20:20:27 EST

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