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From Bill Stoddard <>
Subject Re: SSL downloads faster than non SSL?
Date Thu, 04 Aug 2005 13:03:46 GMT
William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> At 09:01 PM 8/3/2005, Bill Stoddard wrote:
>>A monitor thread would periodically check for a transmitfile 
>>completion status; if the completion status is too slow in 
>>coming, the monitor thread cancels the io and closes the socket.
> We really need not wait ;-)  Driving home from your neck of the
> woods in NC (well, a bit west in fact, near Fontana) it struck me
> that for all the individuals wishing for 'absolute' timeouts on
> unix platforms, it would be rather cool to cache the start time
> and run a parent thread against the scoreboard, killing all the
> lingering processes subject to byte-at-a-time DoS attacks in the
> headers.  We would obviously need to be careful of lengthy req
> bodies which would take more time than the 'absolute' timeout, but
> your comment reminded me that perhaps, we can kill two birds with
> one stone :) 

Yes, I like it. +1.


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