Are there any limitations in IIS on Windows XP?

Are there any limitations in IIS on Windows XP?

For the project I'm working on I noticed that file transfer* speed is really bad if I'm using IIS FTP and HTTP services. I know that the last thing I should think is "it's a Windows bug", but the fact that simply by using IIS on Windows Server or by changing IIS on that Windows XP machine to FileZilla and LightHTTPd, my file transfer speeds go up twice from the original configuration, makes me go "hmmm".

Are there any limitation on IIS running on Windows XP? Any file transfer throttling or something like that?

File transfer is being done using one connection to one file. My file transfer client is the only one client connecting to the PC.


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There is a limit of ten concurrent connections.

This can be increased to 30 using the IIS metabase editing tool.. You're probably better off using LightHTTPd..


There is a 10 Simultaneous Connections limit....


There is also a limit to one site.

Note that a site != to a Virtual Diretory/Application, so it's rarely an issue for a programmer..

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