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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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