What is Pipelining?

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Article ID: 167293

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ProxySG Software - SGOS

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Pipelining is a feature in which the embedded objects in a container page are requested in parallel. When a user requests an html page for example, like www.aol.com, as the appliance returns the content it simultaneously requests the embedded object from the server side so that by the time the client browser requests the objects in the page, they are already in cache.

By default, Internet Explorer opens 2 sockets to request objects so to make the page load faster, the ProxySG will open many connections to the server to retrieve objects before the browser asks for them.