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From Dean Gaudet <d...@arctic.org>
Subject Re: HTTP + XML + SCP = HTTP/ng
Date Tue, 15 Feb 2000 20:30:06 GMT


On Fri, 11 Feb 2000, Jeffrey W. Baker wrote:

> Dean Gaudet wrote:
> > - full HTTP/1.1 proxy cache
> > - HTTP/1.1 server capable of serving static files
> > - uses async i/o at least for serving static files (which includes
> >   files in the proxy cache)
> > - capable of dividing the urlspace amongst different pools of
> >   backend servers
> > - capable of load balancing amongst several backends within a pool
> > - handles persistant/pipelined connections with clients and with
> >   backends
> > - SSL
> 
> If #3 above includes buffering, then I'm with you.  If not, I would add
> buffering.  It is very important for the front end to decouple the back
> end from the client's pipe, so as to allow the two layers to scale
> independently.  I realize that one can just as easily tweak the kernel's
> socket buffer size, but I believe there are smarter ways to go about
> that.

yes i knew i forgot something :)

Dean


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