Re: Questions about Internet Packet Losses (fwd)

From: Edward Henigin <>
Date: Thu, 16 Jan 1997 15:41:47 -0600 (CST)

        Can / Will squid do this? Maintain the persistent
HTTP connections?

        I would imagine that we'd see sigificant gains on congested
links if squid were to do this...


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Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 10:20:51 -0800
From: Paul A Vixie <>
Subject: Re: Questions about Internet Packet Losses 
> One of the nice things about proxy servers and web caches is
> they mask end user host stack inadequacy, and thus (I allege)
> tend to increase MTUs and encourage better network utilization
> (in additional to the normal benefits of caching).
Proxy servers can also maintain persistent long/medium term HTTP 1.1
connections that the clients are too dumb to maintain themselves, thus
getting streaming without requiring client upgrades.
Received on Thu Jan 16 1997 - 13:56:58 MST

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