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Re: How to add new "protocols" ?

From: Luigi Rizzo <luigi@labinfo.iet.unipi.it>
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 1997 06:25:18 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199702150525.GAA27689@labinfo.iet.unipi.it>
To: touch@isi.edu
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com, www-talk@www10.www3.org
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> > 1) HTTP is usually trasferred over TCP, but there are cases (e.g. squid
> HTTP is always over TCP.

Correct. But conceptually, it does not need to. It's just one request,
one response, and there's no reason, other than performance, why it
could not travel over a different (reliable) transport. HTTP defines
some optimizations designed after TCP (e.g. persistent connections) but
they in principle could work as well over DECNET or Unix sockets.

Luigi Rizzo                  |  Dip. di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
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