Re: Of HTTP/1.1 persistent connections and TCP Keepalive timers

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joris Dobbelsteen [mailto:joris.dobbelsteen@m...]
> The browser can leave the connection open for an infinite ammount of time
> (if not restricted by lower-level protocols, like TCP).
> However, idle time-outs when the connection is CONNECTED are, in the real
> world, handled by the server instead of the client. This is because the
> server is not interrested in HTTP connections that are idle for an
> ammount of time and just consuming bandwidth (the lower-level connection
> must be maintained)...

How does an idle connection consume bandwidth?


Received on Thursday, 2 November 2000 12:22:21 UTC