On Thu, 27 Jun 1996, Ray Price wrote:
> 1) Slow HTTP access (A complicated page read on a machine inside
> the firewall can take 2-4 times longer than the same page read outside the
Have you tried these accesses on a non-proxied site? How can you be sure
that the slowness is not a result of either the WWW server or the network
path in between. When you say "complex" I assume you mean a page with lots
of graphics and frames. It so happens that these pages are also much
larger than less graphical pages and therefore place a greater load on the
WWW server and on the network connections. If they become popular they end
up overloading the WWW server or it's Internet connection a lot easier
than the designers may have realized.
> 2) Internet Explorer 2.0, on Windows 95 can not be used to access
> most Secure HTTP sites.
Are you sure this works with the same sites if you try it outside a
firewall? Since MS is already shipping IE 3.0, perhaps this is just a bug
that has since been fixed.
Michael Dillon ISP & Internet Consulting
Memra Software Inc. Fax: +1-604-546-3049
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