AXL: HTTP-Socket needs to be initiated for every packet?

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May 16th, 2007
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may be this is a little off-topic:

I use Java to program AXL-API.

Example: addRoutePattern. I would like to add 20 route pattern to CM.

Is there a chance to open a http-socket (once), send the route patterns and close it?

As far as my experience is, it is not. I have to build for every route pattern an SOAP-packet and it is not successfully, when I don't close the socket after every packet ...

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance


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Sascha Monteiro Thu, 05/17/2007 - 11:07
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I am doing the same with Java, but the CCM closes the socket, you cannot keep it open.

(not sure if you can with "normal" SOAP interfaces...)

It gives a bit of overhead, but if you do writes you should not do more than 60/min anyway.

Even with the overhead of setting up the socket, I still need to throttle my POSTs to the AXL SOAP API..I had to do 2500 routepatterns

stephan.steiner Mon, 05/21/2007 - 00:47
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2500 RPs? Geez. And I thought my couple hundred was a lot. I actually wrote my axl class lib to automatically wait 10 seconds if it gets the appropriate http repsonse.. that way I can rapid fire and the server throttles my requests.

I guess the question of whether you can keep the socket open or not comes down to what HTTP standard the server supports - it takes HTTP 1.1 to keep a socket open.

schemberg Mon, 05/21/2007 - 00:53
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... we can beat 2500. We have about 60 clusters with about 60 patterns each = 3600.

One more question: Is it possible to send more than one pattern inside of one SOAP-request?

I thought "sequence" seems to be a hint, that this is possbile, but when I tried to do so, it only accepts the first pattern (:-((

Thanks in advance



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