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Re: DAV is complicated and slow?

From: Michael Sinz <Michael.Sinz_at_sinz.org>
Date: 2005-11-27 19:52:45 CET

Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> --On November 27, 2005 10:12:03 AM +0000 Joe Orton <joe@manyfish.co.uk>
> wrote:
>> You can't really pipeline over SSL - if you start sending request N + 1
>> when the server wants to renegotiate after reading request N, you're
>> stuffed.
> We could argue about that one. =)

SSL should not prevent pipelining in any way any more so than any TCP/IP
socket connection might prevent it due to connection loss/etc.

>> Buggy proxies break pipelining, and most importantly, buggy
>> transparent proxies - *which you can't tell are there* - break
>> pipelining.
> Buggy transparent proxies almost certainly break WebDAV. For example, I
> can't commit to any WebDAV repositories from my apartment on campus
> because the campus 'geniuses' installed a buggy transparent proxy that
> can't be routed-around that doesn't know what to do with
> REPORT/MERGE/etc. I have to use SSL here in order to do anything which
> is very, very annoying. -- justin

I have the same problem at one of my clients' offices. But what is
annoying about using SSL - it is a good excuse to keep everything secure
in transit, a generally good thing.

Michael Sinz                     Technology and Engineering Director/Consultant
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