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.
>
>Cheers,
>
>Duncan.
>
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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