User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.0) Gecko/20020529 Build Identifier: different Some people (so also me) use massive tabbing with background loading. Number of background TCP/IP connect should be possible to limit, if limit is reached other connections are delayed and actually started when an older connection is finished. Number of connections should be limited by a per host base and also the total number of connections should be limitable. Example for modem: - per host: 32 - total: 32 Example for T1: - per host: 48 - total: 128 Example for T3: - per host: 64 - total: 256 Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3. This would also be more friendly for small web servers.
There *is* already a limit per server : see bug 132818 for more explanation and the names of the preferences if you want to change them. about:config tells me that the defaults are 8 normal connections per server, 4 persistent per proxy and 2 persistent per server. You can also enable pipelining to make it a bit more efficient (requests will spend less time in the queue). Frank : you seem to file dozens of bug-reports these last few days (and you try to reply by mail instead of by web), without looking for duplicates, or even testing if they're valid. In this case you would have seen request to remove or increase this limit for local downloads. I'm closing this as WORKSFORME. You can reopen if you want to propose to change the defaults. But the ones that you propose are much too high (have you doen any tests to prove that these are really better ?), and might cause denial-of-service attacks on webservers. Actually, my day-time job is for a major telecommunications manufacturer, and I can tell you that we try to prevent this kind of behaviour. It's catalogued as a DNS-attack, and your bandwidth will be automatically be lowered. I'm working on systems like this, and I surely don't want to encourage this behaviour. There's no reason to open 64 parallel connections to 1 server, and expect that the end-result will be faster. Increasing the total number of connections : ok, that would be more acceptable (unless you're using a proxyserver).
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 16 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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