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Re: HTTP-NG Server & Client Mechanisms

From: Simon Spero <ses@tipper.oit.unc.edu>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 1996 13:35:40 -0800 (PST)
To: BearHeart / Bill Weinman <bearheart@bearnet.com>
Cc: hartill@lanl.gov, ashishk@wankel.me.cmu.edu, www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.SOL.3.91.960221133124.17705C-100000@chivalry>
On Wed, 21 Feb 1996, BearHeart / Bill Weinman wrote:

> At 11:32 pm 2/20/96 MST, Rob Hartill spake:
> >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
> 
>    I'm confused. What does this have to do with client performance? 
> 

The issues here is not client performance so much as protocol 
performance (which is often reflected in percieved client performance). 
Measuring performance on a LAN often gives no indication as to how a 
protocol performance will perform over a Wide Area network with vastly 
inferior RTT, bandwidth, and congestion characteristics. That's why all 
the HTTP-NG measurements made so far have taken place over trans and 
intercontinental distances (sort of like LANL's usual tests :-)

Just because it works on an ethernet on Castro Street doesn't mean 
it'll work on the internet.

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