[e2e] Number of persistent connections per HTTP server?

Jim.Gettys at hp.com Jim.Gettys at hp.com
Sun Oct 13 11:13:33 PDT 2002

Penalizing a user for using a proxy (or rewarding them) seemed like a bad
idea, to the extent we could arrange it.

So one way to look at it is that we tried to preserve the end-to-end bandwidth
allocation for users, so I don't agree with Mica's first characterization,
but think his serious comment about overlay networks is exactly correct:
it is certainly the position we took, that a proxy network's behavior should
not aggravate the fairness problem.
                      - Jim

> Micah Beck wrote:
> > Interesting - kind of a little bonus to proxies as a reward for violating
> > end-to-end.
> >
> > Seriously though folks, this raises an issue as to whether overlay networks,
> > multicast infrastructures and other mechanisms that deal with aggregate
> > communication on behalf of some community should be allowed to use network
> > resources in a way that would be considered unfair if a single-user
> > application behaved that way.

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