Bug#656279: ITP: ruby-net-http-persistent -- Manages persistent connections using Net::HTTP
Owner: Gunnar Wolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
* Package name : ruby-net-http-persistent
Version : 2.3.3
Upstream Author : © 2010 Eric Hodel
© 2010 Aaron Patterson
* URL : http://docs.seattlerb.org/net-http-persistent
* License : MIT
Programming Lang: Ruby
Description : Manages persistent connections using Net::HTTP
Using persistent HTTP connections can dramatically increase the speed of HTTP.
Creating a new HTTP connection for every request involves an extra TCP
round-trip and causes TCP congestion avoidance negotiation to start over.
Net::HTTP supports persistent connections with some API methods but does not
handle reconnection gracefully. Net::HTTP::Persistent supports reconnection
and retry according to RFC 2616.
This package is needed as a build-dependency for ruby-mechanize.