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From Paul Davis <>
Subject Re: Emfile error
Date Fri, 26 Aug 2011 21:04:13 GMT
You mean this one?

It's pretty good series of posts.

On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 4:00 PM, Jens Alfke <> wrote:
> On Aug 26, 2011, at 1:16 PM, Paul Davis wrote:
> 2. Increase the file descriptor limits and ephemeral port ranges if
> you're hitting system limits.
> Somebody made a popular series of blog posts back around 2005 or so, about how to scale
up a server to handle huge numbers of TCP connections. I think he eventually got up to a million
open sockets on one machine (in part by stuffing it full of Ethernet cards to get around the
16-bit limit on port numbers.) I don’t have them bookmarked, unfortunately, but they’re
probably not too hard to search for.
> —Jens

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