If we were using DBD::Proxy over the internet to connect to a database - and we can forsee a large number of individual transactions - would it be wise to try and set up a persistent connection?
Could this be done with DBD::Proxy so each call of the program (perl) wouldn't have to log in again.

OR if this isn't possible - should we create a daemon at our end that keeps the connection up and waits for connections to it and then acts as a "go between" ??