[e2e] Limit on simultaneous Persistent connections to a HTTP server
touch at ISI.EDU
Fri Mar 9 08:10:17 PST 2007
Abi Babu wrote:
> Is there a limit on the number of persistent (HTTP/1.0)connections
> that an HTTP client simultaneously opens with a web server?
> The HTTP/1.1 RFC constrains a client to at most
> two simultaneous persistent connections
RFC2616, Sec 8.1.4, says:
Clients that use persistent connections SHOULD limit the number of
simultaneous connections that they maintain to a given server. A
single-user client SHOULD NOT maintain more than 2 connections with
any server or proxy.
SHOULD isn't a constraint; it's a strong recommendation not to do
otherwise unless there is a particular overriding consideration.
It's not the same as "MUST", so no, there is no strict limit for 1.1.
1.0 didn't specify persistent connections AFAICT; that was a later
addition as I recall.
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Size: 250 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
Url : http://mailman.postel.org/pipermail/end2end-interest/attachments/20070309/b54f6886/signature.bin
More information about the end2end-interest