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From Paul Querna <p...@querna.org>
Subject Re: HTTP over SCTP
Date Tue, 31 Mar 2009 23:53:36 GMT
On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 1:34 AM, Preethi Natarajan <preethi.cis@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello folks,
>
> We are trying to adapt HTTP to work over SCTP streams
> (http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-natarajan-http-over-sctp-01). Since this
> proposal was received warmly at the httpbis WG, we are contemplating on a
> more formal specification of HTTP over SCTP.
>
> The current HTTP over SCTP design exploits SCTP streams to avoid
> head-of-line blocking. SCTP also offers other services unavailable in TCP
> such as unordered delivery, partially reliable transmission, message based
> transfer, multihoming support, more secure connection establishment with a
> cookie mechanism and so on. We plan on adapting our design proposal to
> leverage some/all of these SCTP services in the future.
>
> We implemented HTTP over SCTP streams in Apache and Firefox. Experiments
> show significant improvements to end user performance in networks with high
> latency and/or lossy paths. (I can point you to relevant material if you are
> interested in knowing more.)
>
> We are interested in submitting our code changes to APR and httpd. We'd very
> much appreciate guidance from httpd and APR developers on our mods and the
> submission process.

Please post the patches, preferablly against trunk:
<http://httpd.apache.org/dev/patches.html>

Once we see the patches we will be in a much better position to give feedback,

Thanks,

Paul

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