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ServicePoint.UseNagleAlgorithm Property

Gets or sets a Boolean value that determines whether the Nagle algorithm is used on connections managed by this ServicePoint object.

Namespace:  System.Net
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)
public bool UseNagleAlgorithm { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean
true to use the Nagle algorithm; otherwise, false. The default value is true.

The Nagle algorithm is used to buffer small packets of data and transmit them as a single packet. This process, referred to as "nagling," is widely used because it reduces the number of packets transmitted and lowers the overhead per packet.

Changing the value of this property does not affect existing connections. Only new connections created after the change are affected.

The Nagle algorithm is fully described in IETF RFC 896.

The following code example displays the value of this property.


Console.WriteLine ("UseNagleAlgorithm = " + sp.UseNagleAlgorithm.ToString ());
Console.WriteLine ("Expect 100-continue = " + sp.Expect100Continue.ToString ());


.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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