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
Available since 1.1
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