Re: HTCP versus ICP

From: Nelson Posse Lago <>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 1998 16:25:27 -0300 (EST)

On Wed, 1 Jul 1998, Duane Wessels wrote:

> Would you rather have Squid-1.2 sooner, or with full HTCP for the first
> non-beta release?

If I get it right, Squid 1.2 will implement Persistent Connections; this
should mean a *big* improvement in performance for people using
high-latency links (such as phone lines+analog modems), since the client
may keep 2 or 3 connections "permanently" open with the cache (saving the
initial handshaking for each connection and avoiding the TCP "slow start"
feature, which is actually bad for small file transfers such as those on
the web).

If the above statements are correct, I'd rather have squid 1.2 ASAP, or
at least a patch for 1.1 that implements Persistent Connections. The way
things are now, users may feel discouraged to use the cache, since the
performance bypassing the cache may be better.

Just my $0.02...
That's Internet!

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virgin singing 'I am a hotdog'" - From "Demolition Man"
Received on Thu Jul 02 1998 - 12:27:55 MDT

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