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If you create an application by using the Microsoft .NET Framework, and the application uses the System.Net.WebRequest method very frequently, you experience an OutOfMemoryException error when you run the application.
The .NET Framework uses the ServicePoint class to handle connections to the Internet. If the Web browser is configured to use a proxy server, only one ServicePoint connection object is created for all the connections for each application. However, if the computer is connected directly to the Internet, and the Web browser is not configured to use a proxy server, a ServicePoint connection object is created for each unique connection.
The System.Net namespace pins some memory to make a native call every time that the WebRequest object is invoked. However, the memory is not collected correctly when the ServicePoint object is disposed. If an application creates many ServicePoint objects, an OutOfMemoryException error occurs because the memory becomes fragmented in the unmanaged heap.
This problem may also occur if the computer is configured behind a proxy or a firewall that has a firewall client installed and the Web browser is not configured to use a proxy server.
Software update informationA supported software update is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This software update may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, Microsoft recommends that you wait for the next Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 service pack that contains this software update.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the software update. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;[LN];CNTACTMSNote In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
PrerequisitesNo prerequisites are required.
Restart requirementYou do have to restart your computer after you apply this software update.
Software update replacement informationThis software update does not replace any other software updates.
File informationThe English version of this software update has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 23-Oct-2003 01:56 1.1.4322.962 258,048 Aspnet_isapi.dll 23-Oct-2003 01:56 1.1.4322.962 20,480 Aspnet_regiis.exe 23-Oct-2003 01:56 1.1.4322.962 32,768 Aspnet_state.exe 23-Oct-2003 01:56 1.1.4322.962 32,768 Aspnet_wp.exe 23-Oct-2003 01:47 1.1.4322.962 94,208 Perfcounter.dll 23-Oct-2003 23:36 1.1.4322.962 1,220,608 System.dll 23-Oct-2003 23:37 1.1.4322.962 1,253,376 System.web.dll 23-Oct-2003 23:36 1.1.4322.962 241,664 System_messaging.dll 23-Oct-2003 23:36 1.1.4322.962 323,584 System_runtime_remoting.dll 23-Oct-2003 23:36 1.1.4322.962 131,072 System_runtime_serialization_formatters_soap.dll 23-Oct-2003 23:36 1.1.4322.962 819,200 System_web_mobile.dll 23-Oct-2003 23:36 1.1.4322.962 569,344 System_web_services.dll 23-Oct-2003 23:37 1.1.4322.962 1,335,296 System_xml.dll 16-May-2003 00:49 33,522 Installpersistsqlstate.sql 16-May-2003 00:49 34,150 Installsqlstate.sql 23-Oct-2003 01:51 14,472 Webuivalidation.js
To work around this problem, configure your Web browser to use a proxy server. For example, you can configure your Web browser to use http://proxyserver:80.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.
For additional information about the terminology that is used to describe Microsoft product updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates