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Re: MTU of the Internet?

  • From: Dean Gaudet
  • Date: Sun Feb 08 23:15:52 1998

On Fri, 6 Feb 1998, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:

> Browsers, and other software which open multiple connections should
> temper their connection counts based on the size of the perceived pipe;
> ie: some connect-level heuristics to do proper PMTUD and _make the
> answer available to applications_ would probably be useful.

How about the browsers just implement HTTP/1.1 and use pipelined
persistant connections?  Why invent some new fangled connection management
crud when there's a much better way to utilize the pipe.  See
<> for example.

Just imagine how well that would work if they were talking to a local