Re: [tcpm] TCP Tuning for HTTP - update

On 8/17/2016 4:17 PM, Adrien de Croy wrote:
>> FTP had a passive mode even back then that avoids this issue. It also
>> had suspend/resume, compression, and format conversion.
> Those all take more round trips to negotiate.  As for format
> conversion..... bad idea, never should have been the server's job.
Sure, but they can be negotiated once for a connection.

FTP also supports wildcard retrieval (e.g., "get *"), which can help
with anticipation.

My point is that FTP could have been much better place to start towards
a transaction protocol.


Received on Wednesday, 17 August 2016 23:22:36 UTC