The <> child of <configuration> section in machine.config, or the application or assembly .config file is used to configure the System.Net namespace.




The connectionManagement section is used to configure the ServicePointManager class, which is used by System.Net.WebClient to manage its connections.

Inside a connectionManagement section, you can have the following tags:

  <add name="address" maxconnection="NN"/>

Where the address is the host name, or the wildcard "*" to apply to all connections. And maxconnection is the maximum number of open connections on that host.

Alternatively an application can change that setting by setting the DefaultConnectionLimit value in the ServicePointManager.