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Http overhead

From: Patrik Carlsson <patrik.x.carlsson@era.ericsson.se>
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 10:31:01 +0100
To: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Message-id: <3A261E55.ED1E6626@era.ericsson.se>

I am currently working with a traffic model for an IP network. I have a
question about the amount of overhead involved when transfering binary
files over http. As fas as I understood, http handles binary files so no
encoding has to be performed (as for example files over SMTP uses MIME).
So, how many header-bytes does http add in each packet when sending a
binary file from a server to a client?

I hope someone can help me with this.

Received on Thursday, 30 November 2000 09:31:14 UTC

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