Faith of Correspondents?
lex at cc.gatech.edu
Wed Nov 17 12:37:25 UTC 1999
Bijan Parsia <bparsia at email.unc.edu> wrote:
> >The biggest stability bugs we've found at GT have been in dealing
> >the situation where sockets have run out. The second biggest problem
> >in the way sockets are shut down; TCP is picky about how it's down,
> >if you do it wrong, the connection will get aborted early. We've
done a lot
> >of beating on Squeak networking, and not seen a need for any
> >other than the listenOn:backlog: one that got added recently.
> Hmm. I'm not sure how that one is supposed to work, and how it helps,
It's the one that solves simultaneous requests, in the way that you
originally meant simultaneous requests :). Specifically, it lets
multiple connections queue up on a single listening socket, instead of
requiring you to create a new listening socket for each connection. One
specific case where this really helps is if you have HTML pages on a
Squeak server which inline images that are on that same server--web
browsers will end up requesting the inlined images all at the same time.
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