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    Major updates to the http backend. · 3d78feff
    Timothy B. Terriberry authored
    * Now supports HTTP/1.1 persistent connections with pipelining.
      This speeds up chain enumeration on large files by almost a
       factor of 2 over http, and by roughly a factor of 4 over https.
      The difference between http and https is now much smaller.
    * Add timeouts to all the socket I/O.
    * Estimate the number of available bytes to read and use it when
       making connection re-use decisions.
    * Add support for https with proxies using HTTP/1.1 CONNECT
    * Fix TLS session re-use (it requires clean shutdown).
    * Various other code re-organization and minor improvements.