Re: [hybi] WebSocket Connection Failure Rates By Platform and Localhost or Other Destination

Andy Green <andy@warmcat.com> Thu, 17 August 2017 09:34 UTC

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Subject: Re: [hybi] WebSocket Connection Failure Rates By Platform and Localhost or Other Destination
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On 08/17/2017 04:17 PM, Adam Rice wrote:
> I investigated the difference in success rates between WebSocket 
> connections on different platforms, as recorded by Chrome.
> 
> I was able to show that most of the low success rate on Mac OS X could 
> be explained by attempted connections to localhost.
> 
> There is still significant variation between platforms that is unexplained.
> 
> The document with the full results is at
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S2y768C0hbI0etvSZWUoed5SUdXAewRw3UpAKnuz0BE/edit
> 
> Feedback and speculation as to the cause of the discrepancy is welcome. 
> I'm also interested if anyone has data from other sources they could 
> share for comparison.

How about [ad|u]block filters the attempted connection?

Linux users have a high probability to use some kind of adblocking.

Last time I looked chrome on Android wouldn't let me install such 
revenue-shrivelling addons.

-Andy


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