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METHOD TO DYNAMICALLY SWITCH TO THE OPTIMUM TRANSPORT PROTOCOL

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014643D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Kent Hayes Jr

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to enable software to switch to the optimum transport protocol as what is optimum changes over time. The transport is changed not only for software being newly started, but for any software currently using the required communication services. Consider the characteristics of 3 types of connections protocols. HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) Very Scaleable, Only uses server resource when the client and the server actually need to communicate. Can go through fire walls Can run over SSL for security Poor performer if there are large amounts of client server interactions RMI (Remote Method Invocation) High performance if there are large numbers of client/server interactions. Cannot go through fire walls Ties up server and client resources Local Function Call Extreemly high performance