[e2e] Number of persistent connections per HTTP server?

Coene Lode Lode.Coene at siemens.atea.be
Mon Oct 14 02:42:27 PDT 2002

>Qiaobing Xie wrote:
>> This may be a little controversial, but SCTP seems to be able to help
>> here.
>Yes and no; it certainly provides a way to mux inside of a connection. 
>The problem we've seen is that there can be priority inversion when the 
>muxing isn't done at the IP layer.

I seem to missing some information on why muxing at the IP layer does away
with priority inversion as opposed with muxing on the transport layer. Whose
priority (and where) is inverted?    
This isn't clear to me. Could you elaborate a bit?

>SCTP is further a very heavyweight way to get there.

Are there lightweight, middleweight, featherweight...  alternatives then?
Haven't run into them until now.


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