[rabbitmq-discuss] How many ports does RabbitMQ need open?

Toby Corkindale toby.corkindale at strategicdata.com.au
Fri Jun 10 01:33:54 BST 2011

On 09/06/11 17:55, Simon MacMullen wrote:
> On 09/06/2011 1:35AM, Toby Corkindale wrote:
>> Ah, you're thinking of when it is clients connecting to the MQ.
>> I'm talking about clustering multiple RabbitMQ nodes.
>> It definitely needs a few more - the erlang port mapper on 4369 for
>> starters - and then some more that erlang dynamically chooses. (Although
>> can be limited to a range with the parameters I mentioned below)
>> I'm curious to know how many are really needed for those extras; if I
>> limit the range to just 5 ports, am I likely to hit troubles? How about
>> 100 ports?
> Hi Toby. In my mail I *was* talking about clustering - like I said,
> although it's not a configuration we test we've heard of people running
> with that range collapsed to one port and not running into problems.

Ah, thanks for clarifying that!
I'll see how things go here.


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