Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login

How it scales is an interesting question.

Could it, for example, replace a COMET server that is maintaining 100 connections (all doing long polling)? 1000? 10000?

Could it also be hacked into doing Websockets upgrade (and subsequently maintaining a large number of concurrent websockets conns)?

Yes and yes, but it depends on your web server.

For example, while this API allows you to implement the WebSocket protocol, Nginx's input buffering will interfere with it.

Guidelines | FAQ | Lists | API | Security | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact