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RE: Http overhead

From: Joris Dobbelsteen <joris.dobbelsteen@mail.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 17:16:20 +0100
To: "WWW WG (E-mail)" <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com>
Message-ID: <002f01c05ae8$e0e4fdf0$01ff1fac@Thuis.local>
Many apache servers send data chunked. Takes a couple bytes (average of
4) for every block transfered. Maybe a total overhead of an additional
20-40 bytes per transfer (maybe less). This is just a guess...


- Joris

> -----Original Message-----
> From: dillon@hns.com [mailto:dillon@hns.com]
> Sent: Thursday 30 November, 2000 14:47
> To: Patrik Carlsson
> Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
> Subject: Re: Http overhead
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>      You have an HTTP response header (around 250 bytes) which goes
> in its own segment and then all succeeding data is sent in 
> TCP segments as a
> stream of bytes.
> No overhead other than the TCP/IP overhead.
> 
>      The latest standard (HTTP 1.1) has provisions for 
> compression and "chunked"
> transfers
> which change this, but I haven't seen these used in any 
> real-world situations
> yet.
> 
>      Doug...................
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> 


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