I was configuring some new HP servers and needed to download the latest drivers. I found umpteen million of them on HP’s site, ranging from the Network Configuration Utility to the array controller to the Insight Manager updates. I tried downloading them, and despite having several browser windows open I was only able to have two downloads, or one download and page navigation, working at a time. This annoyed me.
The HTTP 1.1 specification requires a two-concurrent-connection per server limit, and HTTP 1.0 servers have a Windows-imposed 4 connection limit. I decided to violate Internet standards, and this handy KB article explained how.