[BEEPwg] pipelining within channel 0
Tue, 11 May 2004 15:21:57 -0700
> So RFC 3080 says:
> A BEEP peer acting in the server role must process all "MSG" messages
> for a given channel in the same order as they are received. As a
> consequence, the BEEP peer must generate replies in the same order as
> the corresponding "MSG" messages are received on a given channel.
> For channel 0, which peer is considered "acting in the server role"?
> Cannot the modifier 'acting in the server role' be taken away? I'm
> wondering if the chan0 MSG messages need to be replied in the same
> order they are received. Specifically, if peer A receives <close
> number='1'> then <close number='2'>, but it takes longer to close
> channel 1 than it takes to close channel 2, cannot peer A reply to the
> 2nd close message first?
you raise an interesting point.
keith and/or pete may have a different perspective on this.
i would say that the peer acting the listening role would be considered
as the peer acting in the server role for channel zero. (although i
agree that the specification doesn't clearly spell this out.)
a related ambiguity is how to handle a simultaneous close on channel