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SubjectRe: > 15,000 Simultaneous Connections
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> There are several different programs out there which require a large number
> of persistant connections. Most of them are messaging oriented having a small
> amount of actual data being transfered per socket, but a large number of
> sockets total.
> A few examples of these would be IRC, ICQ and MUDs. With HTTP 1.1's persistant
> connections this will also be an issue.

ICQ doesnt use persistent connections. For good reasons - the connections are
so passive most of the time that the ack/keepalive/other management bandwidth
and cpu overhead exceeds the cost of using back off algorithms above UDP
in their case.

Alan


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