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Re: I-D Action:draft-loreto-http-timeout-00.txt

From: Greg Wilkins <gregw@webtide.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 07:02:27 +1000
Message-ID: <AANLkTilxS7pi0OFCX-j5-mjcCaHEO6EMVIy51RuU3kd8@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: Martin Thomson <Martin.Thomson@andrew.com>, Salvatore Loreto <salvatore.loreto@ericsson.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 30 June 2010 02:46, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net> wrote:

> I'm inclined to think that passing specific timeout values from the client to the server isn't useful, and sometimes dangerous (because it will encourage creation of race conditions). The vast majority of intermediaries (whether HTTP, NAT, etc.) will NOT change this value according to their configuration, and so its value can't be trusted.

Part of the idea of this mechanism is to give the intermediaries a
mechanism where they can actively signal their intent. I'm guessing
that current intermediaries do not signal their intent mostly because
there is no mechanism fo r them to do so, not because of any
unwillingness to do so.

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