[Standards] s2s and gracelessly broken streams

Richard Dobson richard at dobson-i.net
Mon Apr 2 09:51:14 CDT 2007


> But why?
> Everyone says that keeping open TCP connections is bad. Could anyone
> give me an explanation?
>
> Why is that few hundreds open s2s connections so evil, while we do keep
> several thousands c2s connections open doing no harm?
>   
Because there is no point keeping them open if traffic is not using the 
connection, i.e. messages, presence or iq, only keeping open connections 
that are actually being used means you get better scalability and 
resource usage.

Richard




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