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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: sequence numbers
Date Fri, 15 Aug 1997 21:35:49 GMT
On Fri, 15 Aug 1997, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:

>     Um, where's the sequence number?  Or are you formulating an opaque
>     sequence *identifier* from the structure-as-a-whole?

The structure as a whole is a 128-bit sequence number.

> >Obviously if we're somehow able to serve > 65535 requests in a single
> >second by a single child then uniqueness breaks down.  It also requires
> >that the physical addresses of the machines in a cluster differ ... but,
> >well, that's essentially a requirement of building the cluster in the
> >first place.
>     +1 on the concept, sure.  But.. how about allowing for a) more than
>     64K requests, and b) IPv6 addresses.

It breaks if a single httpd child serves > 64k requests in a single
second.  That is hardly worth worrying about.

Apache doesn't support ipv6 yet.


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