Is this old-hat, speeding up firefox?

Eduardo Robles Elvira edulix at gmail.com
Thu Jun 30 06:44:24 CDT 2005


El Miércoles 29 Junio 2005 18:52, Bobby Singh escribió:
> Hello,
>
> Maybe all of you know this but if you use firefox you
> can speed up surfing by changing the following:
>
> browser.tabs.showSingleWindowModePrefs = true
> browser.xul.error_pages.enabled = true
> network.dns.disableIPv6 = true
> network.http.max-connections 48
> network.http.max-connections-per-server 24
> network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-proxy 12
> network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server 6
> network.http.pipelining = true
> network.http.pipelining.maxrequests 32
>
> Now i have done the above and it does work.  Why can't
> firefox come default like above anyway?
> Is security being comprimised by doing the above?
> Is it using more cpu/memory better?

Some of those settings might be good for the user in a first glance, but in 
the long run they're evil. They permit tghe browser to make many connections 
to the web servers, and if everyone did that, they would collapse easily. 
Thus, it works faster onlyh if a few people do that (which is the case).

>
> Cheers
>
> Bob
>
>
>
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