Re: Large Frame Proposal

On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 4:16 PM, Poul-Henning Kamp <>

> In message <
> Roberto Peon wri
> tes:
> >Lets make it concrete.
> >Client A,is speaking to a proxy B, to servers C, D.
> >Server C wants a max header limit of 4k.
> >Server D wants a max header limit of 8k.
> >
> >What does proxy B do?
> What is proxy B's job?
> If proxy B is a corporate SOX-compliance proxy that needs your
> kerberos ticket to let you through, it will tell you that it
> takes 64K frames and send you 413 if the headerset is bigger
> than what C or D (depending on Host:) will accept, after having
> stripped the Kerberos ticket out.


> If proxy B is a CDN with two servers behind RFC1149 connectivity,
> it will announce something big enough for what you might send
> and then it will file away at the headers, in contract with
> server C and D, until they are small enough to tied to the legs.

And if it can't, then it will 413 the request for lack of any other option.

> If proxy B is a load-balancer in front of C and D, it will
> advertise the max, ie 8K, and if you send an 8K header
> destined for server C, it will either send you a 413 or
> in contract with server C rewrite the request so server
> C gets to emit the 413.

I'll note that we're still needing to send 413s from
proxies/loadbalancers/gateways in many cases.


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Received on Monday, 7 July 2014 23:23:09 UTC