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Old 10-18-2012, 07:07 AM
 
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....to see how many connections per server your getting!

http://spasche.net/files/parallel_connections

First time i loaded it it said i was using 12 simul connections,2nd load it said 13 then 14 and then for the next 5 loads it said 20 max... So it looks like I can get up to 20 connections per server... (I didnt know how many i was getting before,i have it set to 48 but it appears 20 is the highest)
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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From the HTTP specification:
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A single-user client SHOULD NOT maintain more than 2 connections with any server or proxy.
I don't think that any browser out there honors that anymore, but 20 seems pretty excessive.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I am no browser expert, but I am curious why I received the same # for each browser I used?
Could they all be throttled the same?

All received "Your browser seems to use 6 simultaneous connections to this server."


Safari 5.1.7
FireFox 16.0.1
Chrome 22.0.1229.94


I am thinking this is like performance tuning a server, there is a delicate balance here. Too many connections will eat up resources, and too little will not take advantage of the resources.
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Old 10-18-2012, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Update! In FireFox you can change these settings (AT YOUR OWN RISK ):

URL type "about:config"

network.http.max-connections
network.http.max-connections-per-server
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server

So i updated
network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server to 8 then 12

Now I get:

"Your browser seems to use 8 simultaneous connections to this server."
"Your browser seems to use 12 simultaneous connections to this server."
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:56 AM
 
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Six is what I'm getting consistently.
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:20 PM
 
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Update! In FireFox you can change these settings
Yes

A few years ago someone on another site who also has Firefox said they increased thier Max connections/max per server to 48 and noticed mega speed increase so I tried it as well with IE6 and noticed the same... I've had it @ 48 ever since..... Maybe 20 connections is the highest ANY SERVER allows @ once i dunno..........
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Old 10-18-2012, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Denver
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A few years ago someone on another site who also has Firefox said they increased thier Max connections/max per server to 48 and noticed mega speed increase so I tried it as well with IE6 and noticed the same... I've had it @ 48 ever since..... Maybe 20 connections is the highest ANY SERVER allows @ once i dunno..........
The servers I have worked on (Tomcat, IIS, iPlanet, WebLogic,WebSphere etc...) Allow you to customize the connections. I've had WebLogic clusters tuned to 1000's of connections.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:26 AM
 
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Wow.... How many can your computer handle @ one time,thats the question!


Did you try adjusting your FF to 48 buddy? -- You might experience speed increases also

Last edited by Dude111; 10-19-2012 at 02:36 AM..
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:11 AM
 
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You have to have the following three values the same, they should not be different and as some mentioned anything above 12 is plain ridiculous. I don't believe it will not make your browsing any faster.

I typically set mine at either 8 or 10:
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Now that the discussion has turned to increasing your client's number of simultaneous connections (I was really hoping it wouldn't), I feel it's necessary to point out that the specification limits that number for a reason. It is extremely bad nettiquette to adjust that number upwards. Doing so (20? really?!?) unnecessarily places a heavy burden on that web server.

Consider a moderately busy site - if you have 20 people at any given time loading a page, that's 400 simultaneous connections when the specification states it should be 40.

Think about the server operators when changing that setting, and also keep in mind that the default of 6 is already 3x what the specification states. Please leave it alone.
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