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Re: MTU of the Internet?

  • From: Jay R. Ashworth
  • Date: Sun Feb 08 13:54:25 1998

On Sun, Feb 08, 1998 at 09:24:25AM -0600, Phil Howard wrote:
> My multiplexing protocol would need a persistent TCP connection.  There
> would be 254 different subchannels.  A byte code of 255 is a flag to the
> multiplex control.  255,255 means a real 255 in the current subchannel.
> 255,0 means EOF in the current subchannel.  255,N means a switch to
> subchannel N (1-254).  The sender can determine how many bytes can be
> sent in one subchannel before switching to another.  If more features
> might be required, such as per subchannel flow control, then more codes
> could be reserved (it might be good to reserve all of 200-254 for now).
> AFAIK, no valid HTTP would begin with a 255,1 so this multiplexing would
> likely be detectable dynamically against HTTP.

Find a trained Apache module writer, and cut some code.  :-)

(PS: that wasn't a smarmy answer: I'd volunteer, but I am not one.
(And besides the browser would have to cooperate.))

Now, for one final comment before we rediect this thread tht eh HTTP-NG
group where it belongs now, make sure you extend the page language at
the same time, so as to allow priority tagging of inlines, so the
buttons can get sent _first_.

-- jra
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