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Re: Connection limits (issue 131), was: p1-message-07 S 7.1.4

From: Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>
Date: Sat, 18 Jul 2009 20:40:07 +1200
Message-ID: <4A618A67.5020802@qbik.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

IMHO it's not necessary even to attempt to specify such a thing in HTTP.

load capacity and ways to deal with high load are things that change 
over time with advances in hardware and network stacks.

load requirements change over time with site design.

So I'd propose simply removing any such recommendation about max 


Julian Reschke wrote:
> Adrien de Croy wrote:
>> I thought it had been decided to abandon the recommendation for 2 
>> connections only.
>> But this is still in the latest draft.
>> "Clients that use persistent connections SHOULD limit the number of
>> simultaneous connections that they maintain to a given server. A
>> single-user client SHOULD NOT maintain more than 2 connections with
>> any server or proxy. A proxy SHOULD use up to 2*N connections to
>> another server or proxy, where N is the number of simultaneously
>> active users. These guidelines are intended to improve HTTP response
>> times and avoid congestion. "
>> ...
> Yes, the was discussed before (see 
> <http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/131>), and I think 
> there was agreement that something needs to change. But we never got 
> there.
> > ...
> BR, Julian

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Received on Saturday, 18 July 2009 08:37:14 UTC

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