Do you know how to tweak Win2k Professional so that its IIS would allow
more then 10 connections? The sad truth is that Red Worm creates a great
deal of traffic to Web sites. If a Web site is on the server, there is a
solution to increase concurrent connections, but it's almost impossible
now to host Web sites on Win2k Professional. Even though only one user
is connected to your site, he gets an error:
In a Microsoft article I've found this solution:
"If more than ten connections are needed, use the version of IIS 5.0 that is included in Windows 2000 Server."
I've tried that a few times with no success. I still cannot increase amount of concurrent connections.
Yes, I've been seeing about 1 request per minute from Nimda infected systems, and I don't expect this to change--ever. However, I hadn't thought about how it would affect user-limited IIS implementations.
There is no legal way to change that limitation--it's more a licensing
restriction than a technical limit. There are other free Web servers
for Windows that don't have the limitation, however I haven't personally
worked with them. The most popular Web server on the Internet, Apache,
is now available for Windows. Good luck.
This was first published in October 2001