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From Ian Holsman <i...@cnet.com>
Subject Streaming and a slow client
Date Wed, 29 Aug 2001 16:29:36 GMT

one of our developers over here came up with a interesting question.

say we have a GET request which gets served from a CGI or proxy. and it
is streamed/chunked out (which is the desired effect)

now lets say I have a VERY SLOW connection. 

does this cause the server to hold onto the backend connection (ie..
keep the CGI/proxy alive)  while the server is waiting for a response
back from the client.

this >could< be a DOS type attack.


Ian Holsman          IanH@cnet.com
Performance Measurement & Analysis
CNET Networks   -   (415) 364-8608

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