http rfc pointer to web-server-overload logic

From: Lincoln Dale <>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 09:40:58 +0800

hi people:

the logic implemented by the connect-retry-patch is very useful within a cache.

the documentation for this patch states:
    "My initial ire at Microsoft was somewhat lessened when I discovered
     that the RFC permits servers to simply refuse connections if they're
     busy, rather than returning an error message to the request."

does anyone have a pointer to where abouts and in what HTTP RFC it states
that servers can simply refuse connections.

i've gone through RFC 2068, and the http-working-group archives at with no success.


Received on Wed Feb 11 1998 - 17:44:27 MST

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