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Re: Question on flow control for a single file transfer

From: Yoav Nir <ynir@checkpoint.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2013 02:22:51 +0000
To: William Chan (陈智昌) <willchan@chromium.org>
CC: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>, "<ietf-http-wg@w3.org>" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Peter Lepeska <bizzbyster@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <E9F08202-67B7-4B78-B7D0-917105EE00BA@checkpoint.com>

On Nov 3, 2013, at 1:25 PM, William Chan (陈智昌) <willchan@chromium.org<mailto:willchan@chromium.org>> wrote:

It's probably understood already, but just to be clear, this is receiver controlled and directional. Unless you control both endpoints, you must implement flow control in order to respect the peer's receive windows, even if you disable your own receive windows. Cheers.

This discussion started with tools like WGET. If all you're ever sending is one single request equivalent to "GET xxx", you're likely fine not considering server receive window.

For a single file, the data that the client sends to the server never exceeds the default server receive window.

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