Manages persistent connections using Net::HTTP including a thread pool for connecting to multiple hosts.
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 make setting up a single persistent connection or managing multiple connections easy. Net::HTTP::Persistent wraps Net::HTTP and allows you to focus on how to make HTTP requests.
Supports TLS with secure defaults
The following example will make two requests to the same server. The connection is kept alive between requests:
require 'net/http/persistent' uri = URI 'http://example.com/awesome/web/service' http = Net::HTTP::Persistent.new name: 'my_app_name' # perform a GET response = http.request uri # create a POST post_uri = uri + 'create' post = Net::HTTP::Post.new post_uri.path post.set_form_data 'some' => 'cool data' # perform the POST, the URI is always required response = http.request post_uri, post # if you are done making http requests, or won't make requests for several # minutes http.shutdown
Please see the documentation on Net::HTTP::Persistent for more information, including SSL connection verification, header handling and tunable options.
gem install net-http-persistent
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