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Re: multiplexing -- don't do it

From: 陈智昌 <willchan@chromium.org>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2012 15:27:15 +0200
Message-ID: <CAA4WUYjtNj-wY5AFf4LQTUAbuKwHcJxNVHvo6qq4AjuUFE680A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Patrick McManus <pmcmanus@mozilla.com>
Cc: Peter L <bizzbyster@gmail.com>, Mike Belshe <mike@belshe.com>, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>, Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 3:13 PM, Patrick McManus <pmcmanus@mozilla.com>wrote:

> On Thu, 2012-04-05 at 10:25 +0200, William Chan (陈智昌) wrote:
> >  stack. The real solution is to fix the transport (new UDP-based
> > protocol anyone?), but that's beyond the scope of this work.
> Although I agree a udp based proposal is unlikely to bear fruit, I don't
> see that it is a priori beyond the scope of the HTTP/2 work. I think our
> charter asks for proposals that reduce TCP connection count - that would
> certainly qualify :) WebRTC is doing something kind of similar with

LOL :)

> sctp/dtls/udp layering, right?
> There are a huge amount of unknowns there, which is a terrific argument
> for rallying around spdy because it is well experimented with already
> and is known to solve some hard problems. But if someone were to invest
> in a prototype, a spec, and some test results of a udp system I would
> find that a much more interesting thing to consider than another
> proposal for some variation of spdy-lite.

It's still vaporware so I'm not going to say much more than "we (Google)
know and we're looking into it." The publicly visible updates can be seen
here: http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=121577 &&

I'd prefer we focus on SPDY over TCP for now, and we can discuss what SPDY
might look like over different transports in the future when we have a
concrete proposal and data, rather than diving into that rathole right now.
I'm personally a big fan of proposing things when you have data to back up
your claims.

> My weak understanding of dtls is that it has the potential to save
> another rtt over the tcp version :)
> -Patrick
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