[MUD-Dev] Re: TECH: Distributed Muds

Kevin Littlejohn darius at bofh.net.au
Tue May 1 19:38:33 New Zealand Standard Time 2001

Caliban Tiresias Darklock wrote
> On Fri, 27 Apr 2001 15:38:45 -0400, "Jon Lambert"
> <tychomud at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
>> Any new ideas on efficient network designs that handle large
>> numbers of sockets?
> Virtually nobody is releasing source code for high-performance TCP
> network servers where the socket STAYS OPEN for extended periods of
> time. There are web servers which support HTTP 1.1 keepalive, but
> that's not quite the same thing. I've found many clients which do
> this, but no servers to speak of. I don't think I'm smart enough to
> design one, so I'm just sort of faking it. ;)

Just a quick pointer toward squid as a potentially interesting place
to look - not many more things deal with large numbers of fd's opening
and closing than a decent proxy server...

I'm not qualified to talk about the way it handles things, but those
with a bit of time on their hands could find copious detail in the
Programmer's Guide, no doubt.


Internet techie                    Obsidian Consulting Group
Specialising in proxy servers and traffic measuring/billing.
http://www.obsidian.com.au/           darius at obsidian.com.au

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