[Tsvwg] Re: [e2e] e2e principle..where??....

Manish Karir karir at wam.umd.edu
Tue Jun 5 10:40:10 PDT 2001

On Tue, 5 Jun 2001, Narin Suphasindhu wrote:

> I don't care where I get the HTTP "objects" so long as I get them --
> and that they are reasonably accurate.  If my first attempt to get the
> object fails, I don't mind attempting to reload the object.  In fact,
> I think, HTTP proxy servers probably increase reliability in terms of
> making sure the clients receive the "reasonably accurate" objects.
> Whereas TCP connection splitting reduces e2e reliability -- because of
> the state-full nodes in between.

also, in a lot of cases TCP connection splitting is implemented exactly 
in the form of a proxy(i.e at the application layer with sockets etc...)
so TCP connection splitting maintains just about as much state as 
any other caching proxy...

just as incorrect operation of TCP connection splitting can cause 
consistency problems..so can incorrect operation of caches...
e.g. the cache can serve up stale pages..(if its not working correctly..)
just the TCP connection splitting can cause loss of data if its not 
working correctly...

manish karir

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