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Maximum concurrent requests

Nikhila | Last updated: Aug 04, 2023 10:34PM UTC

if i keep Maximum concurrent requests as 5, 1: will it impact my scanning result? 2: difference between concurrent session 5 and concurrent session 10?

Syed, PortSwigger Agent | Last updated: Aug 07, 2023 10:41AM UTC

The number of concurrent requests is how many requests is Burp allowed to send to the application simultaneously. So, if it is set to 5, then Burp will send 5 requests together at max. The number of concurrent requests you send depends on how many requests can your application handle and on your needs. Using resource pools is particularly useful if you are testing different applications that tolerate automated requests at different rates. They are also useful to prioritize different areas of your testing. For example, you might create one task performing a full crawl and audit of an application, and let this run in the background with a small number of concurrent requests; you might create another task for auditing specific individual requests that you select, and let this run with a larger number of concurrent requests to give it priority.

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