What would be the benefit of applying...

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xj0hnx

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...a patch to increase the number of socket connections Windows allows you to use? The default is ten, the patch I found allows 50, would this increase DL/UL speeds? Generel internet speeds? Page loading?
 
I know there was a trick to make FF be faster by increasing the maximum number of simultaneous connections, but I don't know what that has to do with Windows sockets.

I don't see where it would hurt?
 

xj0hnx

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Well, apparently in service pack 2, there is a system file that limits TCP/IP conections from infinite, as it was in SP1 to 10. The logic is, if a virus was introduced into your system, by limiting the number of simultaneous connections accessible, it would slow the work spreading. I guess in P2P apps, it limits te number of connections you can make at one time, effectively slowing down DL/UL speeds.

I applied the patch after some moreresearch, and it does seem on the ol' buttdyno that it is a bit faster while running BT, and surfing the net.
 

xj0hnx

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I have four torrent DLing, and six seeding and still am getting around the net fiarly well, so I guess it did something.
 
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