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From Chuck Murcko <>
Subject Re: lingering_close
Date Wed, 22 Jan 1997 04:57:19 GMT
Jim Jagielski wrote:
> Marc Slemko wrote:
> >
> >
> > The whole point of needing lingering_close() is that we have to keep
> > taking data until the client acknowledges that it has gotten all the data
> > we sent it.
> >
> I'm not sure if that's right. I though the whole idea was that
> some clients continued sending data even if we've already slammed
> the door shut. Like a door-to-door Fuller Brush salesman at your
> door still talking and doing his pitch on your porch long
> after you've closed the door. Instead, we keep the door open
> and listen to his pitch twiddling our thumbs until he says
> "I'm done" and we say "no thanks" and then slam the door.
> We also can stop accepting data after some "timeout" period
> as well; we don't need to listen to all of it I think. Some
> sort of delay before the close would be helpful and would
> seem to be all that's required to allow the client to
> get it's affairs in order and handle the RST.
> Maybe a happy medium would be:
It's also possible to decide that the lingering_close option is a loser
WRT current browsers/stacks/OSs, and dump it, isn't it?
Chuck Murcko
The Topsail Group, West Chester PA USA

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