January 6th, 2003 | Published in Uncategorized
Apropos yesterday’s notes about Internet Explorer’s speed and apparent hatred of basic handshaking, Michael B. dropped this line after I lamented to him that the information provided was for Internet Explorer 5:
Our intranet site runs on an ISS server, and I just happen to have a packet sniffer… So I fired it up, set up a filter to capture any TCP/UDP traffic coming or going from my IP, and did a web-request with IE6. It turns out that Microsoft does indeed stay to the standards:client -> server SYN (SEQ 1) server -> client ACK (SEQ 1) SYN (SEQ 2) client -> server ACK (SEQ 2) *Handshake Complete* client -> server HTTP_GET...Client MSIE 6.0
Server Microsoft ISS 5.0
Time, I suppose, to go off and get outraged over something else.