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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: Why apache proxy doesn't support persistent connection?
Date Thu, 23 Oct 1997 03:11:56 GMT
The proxy is only a 1.0 proxy ... so it could support this.  And it could
support persistent connections to the origin server as well in this case.
As described in draft-ietf-http-connection-00.txt you shouldn't use the
same persistent connection (with an upstream server) for requests from
multiple clients.  Which is a nice convenient excuse for us to do only 1
to 1 persistent connections :)


On Thu, 23 Oct 1997, Deng Jing wrote:

> Hi,
> I am a new comer of apache. I hope to ask a simple question:
> Why the proxy of apache don't support persistent connection? I find
> it very easy to support it based on the source code.
> Netscape's Navigator has a head field "Proxy-Connection" while
> it uses HTTP/1.0. Of course, it askes persistent connection of proxy. But
> in rfc2068, it said "A proxy server MUST NOT establish a persistent
> connection with an HTTP/1.0 client". Is this the reason why our apache
> proxy omit "Proxy-Connection" field and don't support persistent
> connection with a HTTP/1.0 client?
> Thank you very much!
> Sincerely yours,
> Jing Deng

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