distributed computing implementations

Robin Becker robin at jessikat.fsnet.co.uk
Sun Apr 13 20:14:29 CEST 2003

In article <1e740$3e99a2f6$516049d2$15395 at nf1.news-service.com>, Duncan
Grisby <duncan-news at grisby.org> writes
>In article <71M$aHCTKxl+Ew8l at jessikat.demon.co.uk>,
> Robin Becker  <robin at jessikat.fsnet.co.uk> wrote:
>>sigh :(
>>for real distributed computing I wouldn't want to hold the sockets open.
>Why ever not!?  Most protocols people use for distributed computing do
>hold sockets open. As long as connections are seen as a cache, and can
>be closed if necessary, it's a good thing. TCP start-up overhead is
>huge, especially if the network has high latency.
Well after thinking about it I guess you're right. I guess I'm harking
back to times when only small numbers of file handles could be held and
thinking that sockets might be subject to the same kind of limits.
Robin Becker

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