| 8:52 pm on Jul 19, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Opera, if you look in preferences, connections you can see there are limits for max connections and max connections to a single server. In practise making these larger may not speed things up as it will just mean your internet connection is trying to download more items through the same bandwidth, and that will mean everything will take longer.
I suppose if you have a lot of bandwidth you could try upping it.
| 8:38 am on Jul 20, 2001 (gmt 0)|
i've done that and it doesn't make much difference
i think bt adsl is sometimes very slow.
| 9:12 am on Jul 20, 2001 (gmt 0)|
I know what you mean, it can get a little irritating sometimes - especially with some pages that have a hundred different images they have to start queueing up.
I'm on cable (600kbps download speed) and I havent found any noticeable benefit really in changing these settings.
| 6:58 pm on Jul 20, 2001 (gmt 0)|
The question comes up all the time - it doesn't make sense to me. I've asked Yngve about it on several occasions and never gotten a response - I don't know if he even knows entirely what it is doing.
If you've ever run Proxomitron, it shows the number of active connections to servers. Often, Opera will leave connections open for 30-60seconds after the file or image is downloaded. I assume this is per-http 1.1 specifications. That means if you surf alot of files in a hurry - there can be open connections waiting to die. That's when the "queued" message shows up.
Pumping up the number of connections should help in those cases (I believe a exit/restart is required). I have mine set on 12-24. That's actually 50% too high for the way I really surf (shift-control-clicking off 20-30 links at times) - but it helps that queued problem.
Do you run anything inbetween Opera and the net? Like a proxy cacher or filter?
| 7:12 pm on Jul 20, 2001 (gmt 0)|
>>>>>Do you run anything inbetween Opera and the net? Like a proxy cacher or filter?
erm ignorant question maybe but what is a proxy cacher or filter and what would the benefits of their use be??
i have run A4proxy server before but i'm not too worried about anonymous surfing so i don't worry about that any more
| 7:53 pm on Jul 20, 2001 (gmt 0)|
If you are using Openworld (as I'm guessing) then they have a transparent cache, this could be affecting your download speed. I have heard their cache is not one of the best you could hope to meet :)
| 8:00 pm on Jul 20, 2001 (gmt 0)|
Hm, dont you just love proxomitron - theres so much in there that you think "I wish I could do that", then you look and realise that you can :)
Theres an HTTP header filter "Connection: Close all connections (In+Out)" that closes the HTTP 1.1 connection, i'll have a play and see if I notice any difference.
| 8:39 pm on Jul 20, 2001 (gmt 0)|
A personal proxy filter can take some "junk" off the web. Not just banners, but swap fonts, and anything you like.
TPK, just filter off header lines with "keep alive" in them.