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Re: Multi-connection HTTP/FTP?

From: Larry Coffin <lcoffin@PointInfinity.com>
Date: Sun, 4 Jul 1999 09:59:17 -0400
Message-Id: <l03130328b3a517e12c53@[192.168.1.4]>
To: www-lib@w3.org
>At 10:24 03/07/1999 -0400, Larry Coffin wrote:
>>
>>	I'm trying to develop a tool for simulating multiple HTTP and FTP
>>clients to a server and was looking at libwww for this purpose. But from
>>what I can tell, it does not create multiple connections to the same client
>>-- at least not with mget.
>
>When using HTTP/1.1, it's actually often faster to use a single connection
>instead of multiple connections - especially if you are downloading several
>pages from the same site. You can look at this paper for some more details:

	Yes, but that is not what I am trying to do -- I'm trying to
simulate multiple clients connecting to the server to see how it performs
under various load conditions. But I was actually able to do what I wanted
by writing very simple HTTP/FTP clients that just do the basics needed to
open the connections and download a specific file. Using pthreads I was
able to open multiple simultaneous connections from the same program.

	Thanks,

	---Larry


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