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From Dean Gaudet <dgau...@arctic.org>
Subject Re: SIGPIPE handling
Date Mon, 09 Feb 1998 03:09:27 GMT


On Sun, 8 Feb 1998, Dean Gaudet wrote:

> In fact I submit that without something like
> draft-faber-time-wait-avoidance-00.txt, the server can't always be certain
> that the client got everything.  The client on the other hand, using
> HTTP/1.1, is always certain it got the whole thing... modulo TCP checksum
> errors where bogus packets happen to end up in the right checksum.

Actually no, even this isn't useful.  Because the server really needs to
know without client co-operation for some of the applications I think Roy
is thinking of.  I think it would require a lot more synchronization
between the kernel buffers and userland... which just isn't available. 

Dean




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