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<system.net> Element (Network Settings)

Contains settings that specify how the .NET Framework connects to the network.

<configuration> Element
  <system.net> Element (Network Settings)
<system.net> 
</system.net>

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.

Attributes

None.

Child Elements

Element

Description

<authenticationModules>

Specifies modules used to authenticate Internet requests.

<connectionManagement>

Specifies the maximum number of connections to an Internet host.

<defaultProxy>

Configures the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) proxy server.

<mailSettings>

Configures Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP) mail sending options.

<requestCaching>

Controls the caching mechanism for network requests.

<settings>

Configures basic network options for classes in the System.Net and related child namespaces.

<webRequestModules>

Specifies modules to use to request information from Internet hosts.

Parent Elements

Element

Description

<configuration>

Contains settings for all namespaces.

The <system.net> element contains settings for classes in the System.Net and related child namespaces. The settings configure authentication modules, connection management, mail settings, the proxy server, and Internet request modules for receiving information from Internet hosts.

The following code example shows a typical configuration used by System.Net classes.

<configuration>
  <system.net>
    <authenticationModules>
      <add type = "System.Net.DigestClient" />
      <add type = "System.Net.NegotiateClient" />
      <add type = "System.Net.KerberosClient" />
      <add type = "System.Net.NtlmClient" />
      <add type = "System.Net.BasicClient" />
    </authenticationModules>
    <connectionManagement>
      <add address = "*" maxconnection = "2" />
    </connectionManagement>
    <defaultProxy>
      <proxy
        usesystemdefault = "true"
        bypassonlocal = "true"
      />
    </defaultProxy>
    <webRequestModules>
      <add prefix = "http"
        type = "System.Net.HttpRequestCreator"
      />
      <add prefix = "https"
        type = "System.Net.HttpRequestCreator"
      />
      <add prefix = "file"
        type = "System.Net.FileWebRequestCreator"
      />
    </webRequestModules>
  </system.net>
</configuration>
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