16 September 2008

The Fact Behind Firefox Pipelining Trick.

If you use Firefox AND broadband connection, this trick is for you to use.

Normally, both Firefox and IE (Internet Explorer) send out four requests at once. However, IE's pipelining settings can't be changed. Unlike IE, Firefox does allow you to change this value, and if you use it correctly, this trick helps your browsing speed quite a lot. To be precise, it can cut down up to 15% loading time.

Here are the steps required to activate the goddamn pipelining feature:
Enter the URL about:config
Type in "network.http" to the browser's "filter" function. You should see these options, if not, locate them.
-> network.http.pipelining
-> network.http.proxy.pipelining
-> network.http.pipelining.maxrequests

Change the first two settings to 'true' and the last one to '8'. Buuuttttt, don't be an idiot and set that last value to '100000'... It WON'T make your loading time faster, but rather, get you an ip ban from many websites. :P It won't help you, seriously. The max request Firefox can do is 8, and no more.

... *speechless*

That's it! I hope you can make good use of this trick. Feel free to comment anything regarding this post.