[e2e] Number of persistent connections per HTTP server?
touch at ISI.EDU
Mon Oct 14 12:33:16 PDT 2002
David P. Reed wrote:
> At 11:04 AM 10/13/2002 -0700, Joe Touch wrote:
>> TCP _assumes_ per-connection is the definition of fair. That's
>> incorrect when fair doesn't map to 'per connection'. Striping,
>> pipelining, overlays, caching, etc. all examine areas of the design
>> space where per-connection deliberately doesn't map to per-user or
> Is there a document describing TCP where it says "TCP assumes fair is
The original spec didn't really address fairness per se; Van's 88 paper
is the earliest that made that assumption (somewhere around page 10).
The implication is that per-connection is defined as fair.
It would have been more precise to say "most studies of TCP fairness
assume per-connection is the definition of fair".
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