Re: OFF-TOPIC: fwd: Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 Tip of the Day [Downloading multiple files - 07/27/98]
> > And now for today's tip ...
> > THAT'S A BIG DOWNLOAD
> > R. K. asks this question:
> > "I often like to start downloads for more than one file at a time.
> > Lately I've noticed that Microsoft Internet Explorer 4 frequently
> > doesn't display the Save This Program to Disk option until the
> > previously selected download finishes. Is this a bug in Microsoft
> > Internet Explorer 4?"
> > No, this isn't a bug. What's happening is that IE 4 and 4.01 stick to
> > the Request for Comment (RFC) 2068 specification. This specifies that
> > clients may create no more than two keep-alive connections at a time
> > on a given server.
> > Microsoft also generally recommends that you not try to initiate
> > downloads of more than four files at a time.
> > ----------------------------------------------
> This is a general problem with windows95/98, because the OS doesn't allow
> more than 4 (four!!) network connections!!
> Why is this ?? Why do ppl have to suffer from this stupid limitation ??
> I never understood that. Maybe someone can explain it to me ?
maybe ppl are masochists :-)) or maybe they ever haven't tried linux :-))))
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