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Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 16:45:14 -0400
From: Nicholas Wourms <nwourms AT netscape DOT net>
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To: Conrad Scott <Conrad DOT Scott AT dsl DOT pipex DOT com>
CC: "Pierre A. Humblet" <Pierre DOT Humblet AT ieee DOT org>,
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Subject: Re: TCP problems
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Conrad Scott wrote:

>"Pierre A. Humblet" <Pierre DOT Humblet AT ieee DOT org> wrote:
>>Conrad Scott wrote:
>>>Sorry: I should have been clearer there.  No: my test cygwin
>>>server doesn't duplicate any of its sockets (AFAICT etc. but
>>>pretty sure).
>>Just to make sure I understand: it NEVER forks. Correct?
>Never.  Ever ever.  Ever.  Not even once.
>>>It's a really simple server: blocking accept,
>>>read/write on the new file descriptor, then shutdown/close it
>>>back to a blocking accept.  And it still hits the WASENOBUFS
>>>eventually (altho' it can be delayed by registry patches to
>>>increase various TCP parameters).
>>How long/how many accepts (more or less) is "eventually".
>On my lovely little win98/SE box: one hundred connections minus a
>Nicholas Wourms (my (un)willing test accomplice) reported "~3
>minutes" of run time before hitting the same error: so he's
>getting a thousand or so (?) connections by the sounds of it.
Perhaps we could implement a counter to ascertain exactly how many 
cycles until dies?  Either that or I could pipe netstat to a file and 
have nano count how many open sockets there are...  That figure should 
not be taken as exact, due to the fact I didn't run 'time' and was 
guessing when you asked.


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