JSI Tip 6444. How can I alter the Internet Explorer 6 KeepAliveTimeout value?

When you open a HTTP connection, except through a proxy server, the connection remains open until it has been idle for one minute, or until the KeepAliveTimeout value has expired. Once reset, any new request opens a new TCP/IP socket.

You can alter the default 60000 milliseconds:

1. Close all instances of Internet Explorer.

2. Use the Registry Editor to navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\InternetSettings.

3. Add the KeepAliveTimeout Value Name, a REG_DWORD data type, and set the data value to a decimal number between 60000 milliseconds (1 minute) and 2147483647 milliseconds (~24.85 days).



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