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Re: Proxy User Stories

From: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10:31:14 +1300
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <ffe5da84a16c78d67d60f4d39bc32387@treenet.co.nz>
On 2013-12-10 05:43, Martin Thomson wrote:
> On 9 December 2013 01:18, Amos Jeffries wrote:
>> LadleNet
> 
> I'm not sure what to make of this one.  It sounds a lot like the 
> Internet.
> 

Does doesn't it? if the protocol can't support *that*, well ... But no 
its not. Just the microcosm of the whole in one of many Ad-Hoc mobile 
environments.

The key parts for HTTP to operate over this environment are:

* message transparency to the node proxy classification filtering 
regardless of encryption or other security overlays on the application 
payload.

* HTTPS encryption is not an option both because it breaks the node 
classification and prevents fast per-message re-routing when 
edge/gateway nodes disappear or move.

* "Just use HTTP/1" is the worst of undesirables. Limited/slow bandwidth 
and CPU already pressures heavy erasure of HTTP/1 meta data and content 
compression at the edges.


> mnot wrote:
>> Not every problem needs to be hit with an HTTP-shaped hammer.

Maybe not. But HTTP is used to traverse this one and for certain types 
of inter-node exchanges there are limitations to be met.

Amos
Received on Monday, 9 December 2013 21:31:40 UTC

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