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Re: Large Frame Proposal

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:54:36 +0000
To: Johnny Graettinger <jgraettinger@chromium.org>
cc: Greg Wilkins <gregw@intalio.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <78564.1404773676@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <CAEn92ToAwPCLgwPRg+p7bKqJ4dv4qHka5neW3pZBdDP=F0uPWQ@mail.gmail.com>, Johnny Graetting
er writes:

>It's not possible in the general case for a proxy with no application
>knowledge of what it's proxying and/or reason to distrust it's peers.
>That's not the same as saying that streaming HPACK isn't possible anywhere,
>ever.

DoS attacks are almost universally available and writing a protocol
not obviously vulnerable to them is much more important than to
cater for whatever the use-case you keep talking about, but which
I cannot get you to give a concrete example of might be...


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