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Re: Questions about Internet Packet Losses
From: Hank Nussbacher <hank () ibm net il>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 08:50:43 +0200 (IST)

On Tue, 14 Jan 1997, William Allen Simpson wrote:
On Web throughput, since so many TCP connections are involved?

The Web is actually a major source of the problem.  It was not very well
designed, protocol-wise.  It causes rapid transient congestion.

How big a problem is HTTP's opening of so many TCP connections?

It is a terrible problem.  There is no time for the congestion and round
trip estimation algorithms to kick in, as each connection is so short.

But, HTTP is being fixed.

Assuming HTTP traffic is 50%-60% of data traffic on the Internet, how much
of a win will we get once streaming HTTP comes along?

Hank Nussbacher

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