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   Re: [xml-dev] Generality of HTTP

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On Tuesday 22 January 2002 03:26 pm, Al Snell wrote:
> Consider a stream of requests coming in over a TCP connection. If
> one packet is missing, all packets after that one will be delayed
> until the missing packet is retransmitted. They sit in kernel
> memory, buffered, while the server process is blocked waiting for
> the missing packet.

This actually is worse with the number of hops between you and 
wherever you're connecting to as well.... errors cascade back causing 
more errors.


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