net-http-persistent version 2.4 has been released!

* http://docs.seattlerb.org/net-http-persistent
* https://github.com/drbrain/net-http-persistent

Manages persistent connections using Net::HTTP plus a speed fix for Ruby =
1.8.
It's thread-safe too!

Using persistent HTTP connections can dramatically increase the speed of =
HTTP.
Creating a new HTTP connection for every request involves an extra TCP
round-trip and causes TCP congestion avoidance negotiation to start =
over.

Net::HTTP supports persistent connections with some API methods but does =
not
handle reconnection gracefully.  Net::HTTP::Persistent supports =
reconnection
and retry according to RFC 2616.

=3D=3D=3D 2.4 / 2012-01-31

* Minor Enhancement
  * net-http-persistent now complains if OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_PEER is =
equal to
    OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE.  If you have a platform that is broken =
this way
    you must define the constant:

      I_KNOW_THAT_OPENSSL_VERIFY_PEER_EQUALS_VERIFY_NONE_IS_WRONG =3D =
nil

    at the top level of your application to disable the warning.

* Bug fix
  * Fix persisting SSL sessions through HTTP proxies.  Mechanize issue =
#178 by
    Robert Poor, net-http-persistent issues #10, #11.