> From: Ned Freed <ned(_dot_)freed(_at_)mrochek(_dot_)com>
Let me make sure I understand you here:
> IMAP4 has the characteristic that you often have a huge number of
> incoming connections, only a few of which are active at any given time.
> Designing servers to accomodate huge numbers of connections is a bit
> tricky, but workable: ...
> The 65536 limit, OTOH, has to be dealt with by using multiple server IP
> addresses, which in turn usually require multiple interfaces ...
> ... that doesn't mean nobody is hitting the 65536 limit imposed by
> source port numbers. They are, it causes problems
You're saying that there are servers which have close to (or more) than 65K
connections to a *single client IP address* (i.e. it may be a NAT, with a
number of hosts behind it)? (If a server is talking to a number of different
client IP addresses, it can have up to 65K connections to *each*.)
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