Persistent Connection Behavior of Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer

From: Pei Cao (cao@cs.wisc.edu)
Date: Fri, Dec 11 1998


Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1998 11:55:22 -0600 (CST)
From: Pei Cao <cao@cs.wisc.edu>
Message-Id: <199812111755.LAA20653@yangyang.cs.wisc.edu>
To: www-wca@w3.org
Subject: Persistent Connection Behavior of Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer

Hi Folks,

Check out:

http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~cao/papers/persistent-connection.html

on our observation of "Persistent Connection Behavior of Popular Browsers".

Main findings:

. Internet Explorer uses a maximum of 2 connections per server, and *times out*
  its persistent connections after *60 sec*.

. Navigator uses a maximum of 6 connections per server.  Doesn't time out
  connections, *but* maintains only 13 or 15 open persistent connections and
  *uses LRU to close them*.

Comments and suggestions welcome,

Pei