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Re: connection fight

From: <wmperry@spry.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Apr 95 14:37 PDT
Message-Id: <m0s2ms7-00000EC@monolith>
To: ccaserio@corp.micrognosis.com
Cc: Multiple recipients of list <www-talk@www10.w3.org>
Christopher Caserio writes:

> Also, Netscape (and other browsers) open and close the ftp
> connection for each transfer, whereas the standard ftp clients
> maintain the control connection for the entire session. This
> means that your browser must *fight* the traffic for each directory
> listing, file transfer, etc.

  I don't know about the code in netscape, but the stock libwww from CERN
  has _always_ cached the control connection.  Emacs-w3 uses ange-ftp or
  efs to do the ftp work, and they also cache the connection.

  -Bill P.
Received on Saturday, 22 April 1995 18:33:51 UTC

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