We have just upgraded the network to better deal with connection flooding. But a result of this may be that people with unusual settings or modules installed in their browsers designed to "accelerate" downloads may now have difficulty accessing the site.
If your browser tries to make too many connections to IB at once then it'll be treated as an attack and the excessive connections will be dropped by our firewall.
Browsers in standard configuration should have no problems. Even loading zillions of tabs at once in standard Firefox or IE or any other major browser should still only open 2 - 8 connections at once to our server and that's fine. It's the browsers we have seen opening 100+ simultaneous connections that will now be blocked.
If anyone notices images, thumbnails or pages not loading then please tell us. We don't want to block people who are browsing the site legitimately! There's a chance many people don't even realise their browsers are configured to open too many connections at once (and making lots and lots of connections at once to try and get web content faster is considered naughty and non-standard!). We'd love to hear from you so we can work out why your setup is doing that and how we can make IB work for you but keep blocking other malicious activity.
6 years, 6 months ago
25 Jul 2012 14:41 CEST
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