Bug ID 944641: HTTP2 send RST_STREAM when exceeding max streams

Last Modified: Jan 04, 2022

Bug Tracker

Affected Product:  See more info
BIG-IP LTM(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
14.1.0,,,,,, 14.1.2,,,,,,,,, 14.1.3,, 15.1.0,,,,,, 15.1.1, 15.1.2,, 15.1.3,, 16.0.0,, 16.0.1

Fixed In:
16.1.0,, 15.1.4, 14.1.4

Opened: Sep 14, 2020
Severity: 3-Major


If the SETTINGS_MAX_CONCURRENT_STREAMS setting is exceeded, BIG-IP sends a GOAWAY frame; however, browsers expect a RST_STREAM and the GOAWAY frame results in a half-rendered web page.


BIG-IP sends a GOAWAY frame, and the browser shows a half-rendered page.


The maximum streams setting is exceeded on a HTTP/2 connection.



Fix Information

BIG-IP now sends a RST_STREAM if the maximum streams setting is exceeded.

Behavior Change