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From: Serkant Karaca <skaraca@internetteyim.net>
Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2005 22:46:57 +0300
Message-ID: <007a01c5d28a$5e7a99a0$e1016255@ankara>
To: <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
OK, I too, am confused about why proxies MUST NOT establish
persistent connections with 1.0 clients.  If the client and
origin server connections are handled separately, and if the
proxy understands the 1.0 Keep-alive, what's the danger?

> 8.1.3	Proxy Servers
> It is especially important that proxies correctly implement 
> the properties of the Connection header field as specified in 14.2.1.
> The proxy server MUST signal persistent connections 
> separately with its clients and the origin servers (or other 
> proxy servers) that it connects to. Each persistent 
> connection applies to only one transport link.
> A proxy server MUST NOT establish a persistent connection 
> with an HTTP/1.0 client (but see RFC 2068 for information 
> about the Keep-Alive header implemented by many HTTP/1.0 clients).

Serkant KARACA
Senior Software Engineer
Received on Sunday, 16 October 2005 19:46:54 UTC

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