Sunday, April 24, 2005

IE Max Connections

I found this Q-Article that discusses the Maximum Server Connections in IE.

If you've ever tried to download multiple files from the same server, you might have noticed that only two will download at one time, and the third won't start until one of the first two finishes. This is actually because IE is compliant with an RFC (2616) that states that no browser should maintain more than 2 connections at a time. This won't only affect download of files, but also images, etc, while your web pages are being loaded.

In the Q-Article, MS tells you what registry setting to create in order to override this default behavior. Know that by doing this, you're causing your browser to break with the RFC spec.