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Re: MTU of the Internet?

  • From: Jay R. Ashworth
  • Date: Sun Feb 08 04:49:13 1998

On Sat, Feb 07, 1998 at 09:06:41PM -0800, Paul A Vixie wrote:
> the whole idea of opening multiple tcp sessions "to get better performance"

Paul, I believe you mispelled "to get better user perceived performance".

Anyone who's worked with SNA knows that if the 3270 paints the screen
in 1 second, after waiting 8 seconds, then it's obviously better than
the serial termina that starts painting at 3 seconds, and is done at 7:
"why, obviously: the 3270 painted the screen 4 times faster!"

> is just horrible in any case.  http/1.1 can do serial multiplexing when
> talking to a particular server, and browsers have now got no excuse at all
> for opening more than one connection unless it's to more than one server.

You're suggesting that 1.1 can multiplex more than one item retrieval
over a single connection?  Interleaved, I mean, not in series.

-- jra
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