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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject Re: HTTP/1.1 implementation speeds (was Re: votes for 0.6.3)
Date Fri, 05 May 1995 08:08:56 GMT
On Fri, 5 May 1995, Rob McCool wrote:
> /*
>  * "Re: HTTP/1.1 implementation speeds (was Re: votes for 0.6.3)" by Brian B
>  *    written Fri, 5 May 1995 00:18:48 -0700 (PDT)
>  * 
>  * Is the problem the TCP/IP protocol or the broken implementations
>  * out there?  How much will IPNG help, you think?
> The problem lies not with TCP or IP, but with HTTP. That's why I think
> the work being done on HTTP/1.1 and HTTP-NG are the most
> interesting. 

Ah, okay, by your earlier message I thought you were saying the opposite 
(isn't HTTP at the "application layer"? hmmm)

> It's work that has needed to be done for a very long
> time. To answer your earlier question about how soon new protocol
> developments are going to be deployed, we are working on the ones that
> exist, and we will be working on the up and coming ones in our
> browsers and servers.


> In this regard, both a new protocols as well as new cluster
> managements techniques to help site managers automatically handle
> having more than one server machine will help popular sites as Web
> availability (and thus traffic) grows.

But bandwidth will still be a killer - which is why I've turned into a 
proxy cop on www-talk recently :)  When we move from the 5 million 
browsers mark to the 500 million browsers mark (15 years?), proxies are 
going to be the only thing that holds this whole thing together.

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and Brian Behlendorf.  We now return you to your regularly scheduled 
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