Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Perl Monk, Perl Meditation

HTTP persistent connection solutions

by skazat (Hermit)
on Oct 31, 2011 at 21:47 UTC ( #934972=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
skazat has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

A strangely easy question today. I'm looking for a HTTP persistent connection solution (hopefully fairly high level) in Perl. My Google and - fu has failed me, only finding that LWP currently (perhaps?) may not support this. Although I may be mistaken. As is not at all unusual. All the related questions on the 'monks are woefully out of date.

Looking to use HTTP keep-alive for some Amazon AWS stuff.


Replies are listed 'Best First'.
Re: HTTP persistent connection solutions
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 31, 2011 at 23:01 UTC
Re: HTTP persistent connection solutions
by Sewi (Friar) on Nov 01, 2011 at 09:21 UTC

    HTTP is a request-based protocol, there are no "persistant connections" like they are on SQL, SMTP or FTP (where one connection may handle more than one action).

    The HTTP Keep-Alive is some kind of persistant connection, but it's limited in various ways.

  • A client may request Keep-Alive, but neither a intermediate proxy nor the server has to respect this request
  • Servers usually close Keep-Alive connections very quickly (few seconds), because they're blocking valueable server slots.
  • LWP's Keep-Alive should do the job, but there are other participants who might not support or like it.

Log In?

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: perlquestion [id://934972]
Approved by keszler
and all is quiet...

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others perusing the Monastery: (5)
As of 2018-06-18 05:54 GMT
Find Nodes?
    Voting Booth?
    Should cpanminus be part of the standard Perl release?

    Results (108 votes). Check out past polls.