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Re: HTTP-NG Server & Client Mechanisms

From: Rob Hartill <hartill@ooo.lanl.gov>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 96 23:32:42 MST
Message-Id: <199602210632.AA041654362@ooo.lanl.gov>
To: ashishk@wankel.me.cmu.edu
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
 
> Hi,
> 	As part of a course on World Wide Web Technologies, I am gathering
> a group of students in CMU to implement the HTTP-NG protocol and come up
> with a prototype client and server. The goal of this work is to measure
> the performance benefits of the HTTP-NG protocol and also to make prototypes
> available to the Web community so that people can use them to give further
> shape to the HTTP-NG protocol. The project is going to be executed in three
> phases:
> (1) Implementing communications based on the Session Control Protocol
> (2) Incorporating (1) into existing server/client code. (NSCA or WWWlib)
> (3) Adding some extensions like "load sharing" among servers.
> 	
> 	Before we start off the project I would like to know if you folks
> have any comments or issues that you think we should consider for this work.

When you come to test your prototype, do it over long distances.
There are far too many reports which tell us how well a client talks
to a server that is only a few feet away... not much help unless
we know how it behaves when fighting against network black holes such
as Sprintlink.

rob
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