# <servicePointManager> Element (Network Settings)

Configures connections to network resources.

<configuration>
<system.net>
<settings>
<servicePointManager>

## Syntax

<servicePointManager
checkCertificateName="true|false"
checkCertificateRevocationList="true|false"
encryptionPolicy="AllowNoEncryption|NoEncryption|RequireEncryption"
expect100Continue="true|false"
useNagleAlgorithm="true|false"
enableDnsRoundRobin="true|false"
dnsRefreshTimeout="time"
/>


## Attributes and Elements

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

### Attributes

Attribute Description
checkCertificateName Specifies whether the system should verify that the name on the certificate matches the server host name before using the certificate. The default value is true.
checkCertificateRevocationList Specifies whether the system should check whether the certificate has been revoked before using the certificate. The default value is false.
dnsRefreshTimeout Specifies how long Domain Name Service (DNS) resolutions are cached in conjunction with the DNS Round Robin option, in milliseconds. The default value is 120,000 milliseconds (two minutes).
enableDnsRoundRobin Specifies whether DNS resolutions of host names with multiple Internet Protocol (IP) addresses return all the addresses, or just the first one. The default value is false.
encryptionPolicy Specifies the encryption policy applied to an SSL/TLS session on a ServicePointManager instance. The possible values are equivalent to the values for the EncryptionPolicy enumeration. The use of Null is required when the encryption policy is set to NoEncryption. The default value is RequireEncryption.
expect100Continue Specifies whether POST methods should expect to receive a 100-continue response from the server. The default value is true.
useNagleAlgorithm Specifies whether connections controlled by the service point manager use the Nagle algorithm. The default value is true.

None.

### Parent Elements

Element Description
Settings Configures basic network options for the System.Net namespace.

## Configuration Files

This element can be used in the application configuration file or the machine configuration file (Machine.config).