[ILUG] windows vs. linux comparison
kenn at bluetree.ie
Thu Jan 24 16:00:23 GMT 2002
> > Are you sure about this. Is this any incomming connections, connections
> > to a particular port, or is it just IIS that limits the connections?
> > We've run a web server(imatix) on Win2K workstation here and made loads
> > of conncurrent connections to it fine. My theory is that it's only IIS
> > on workstation which limits connections to 10. Note apache has a listen
> > backlog parameter that seems to be ignored on doze?
> It's IIS that limits the connections. But, I wouldn't be suprised if there
> are registry settings for all this shit that differ between Server and
> Workstation. MS really don't want people using Workstation for
> server work.
The limit in NT4 Workstation is _authenticated_ connections.
Basically anything that generates a network logon on the machine
(such as remote machines connecting to file shares, DCOM servers,
RPC servers, named pipes, mailslots). Raw TCP connections don't
(Try sharing a directory from an NT4 box and viewing that share
from a load of other machines. After a while you'll get "too many
An early beta (IIRC) had a hard TCP connection limit of 10, but
O'Reilly (among others) kicked up a stink and the limit was
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