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  • Unlike many other protocols, HTTP servers don't transmit a banner when clients connect. They just quietly sit there waiting for the client's request.
    • 1. Fair enough. Perhaps HTTP server wasn't the best example for multi-events, since it also doesn't have a lot of events.
      2. MY HTTPD WILL HAVE A BANNER, albeit I might have to write a new HTTP protocol...

      BTW, thanks so much for all the help on #poe a while ago, this is what encouraged me to write these short articles and helped me understand POE altogether!
    • The event is probably worth still having through, because once the connection is created, the server might need to do some internal accounting related to the connection. For example, firing off a new child process if we're getting close to running out of available children to handle connections (although in this case it's async so you wouldn't do that anyways).

      But you get what I mean.

      • It could check the incoming client's IP against an ACL, and decide to refuse it before even getting the request. Sort of like ACL blocking pre-HTTP but post-iptables/kernel-socket-connection.