<system.Net> Element (Network Settings)

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




Attributes and Elements

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



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> Element (Network Settings) 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 example shows a typical configuration used by System.Net classes.

      <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" />  
      <add address = "*" maxconnection = "2" />  
        usesystemdefault = "true"  
        bypassonlocal = "true"  
      <add prefix = "http"  
        type = "System.Net.HttpRequestCreator"  
      <add prefix = "https"  
        type = "System.Net.HttpRequestCreator"  
      <add prefix = "file"  
        type = "System.Net.FileWebRequestCreator"  

See Also

Network Settings Schema