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Re: Upgrade status for impl draft 1

From: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2013 05:02:45 +0100
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20130226040245.GC27784@1wt.eu>
On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 02:57:48PM +1100, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> 
> On 26/02/2013, at 2:54 PM, Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu> wrote:
> 
> > Hi Mark,
> > 
> > On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 11:56:09AM +1100, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> >> 
> >> On 22/02/2013, at 6:02 PM, Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu> wrote:
> >> 
> >>> I'm still having a problem with the principle behind 2b : when you
> >>> pass through transparent intercepting proxies, by definition you're
> >>> not aware of it. So even if 2a worked for the first connection, it
> >>> does not preclude that 2b will work for the second one. Nor the DNS
> >>> will BTW.
> >> 
> >> Sorry, I wasn't clear; that would be for cases where you had a high degree of
> >> confidence that not only was HTTP/2.0 able to be spoken, but where you have
> >> an even higher degree of confidence that HTTP/1.x is NOT; e.g., a separate
> >> port (that you might have discovered through DNS, for example).
> > 
> > Then if that's to be used on a different port, we probably don't need
> > to check how servers respond to this magic on port 80.
> 
> My motivation is to fail on misconfiguration (e.g., telling Apache to listen
> on the wrong port, forwarding to a back-end that doesn't speak 2.0), and to
> clearly identify the protocol being spoken.
>
> To me, it's a bonus if sending the magic helps fail the upgrade early, but I
> don't find the multiple code paths terribly convincing; we're talking about
> emitting a handful of bytes on the client side, and checking a handful on the
> server side.

OK, then I agree with the principle of finding something that *most often*
fails cleanly even if that is not *always* the case.

Cheers,
Willy
Received on Tuesday, 26 February 2013 04:03:16 GMT

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