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RE: Controlling the number of open connections with pipelining

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Fri, 6 May 2011 23:43:34 +0200 (CEST)

On Fri, 6 May 2011, Vladimir Grishchenko wrote:

>> Well, a middle-ground might be to cap the amount of simultaneous
>> connections to the same host to N. Pretty much the way browsers work.
> Meaning cap the number of same-host easy handles added to a multi to N? That
> might work although HTTP RFC mandates N=2, so the benefit may be too
> limited.

Yes that's what I meant. And do note that browsers already use up to 6 or 8
connections to each host and that the httpbis document (that will become the
next HTTP spec) has removed the connection limit and now only speaks in terms
of being conservative and nice (I forget the exact wording).

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