[rabbitmq-discuss] TCP-level connection limitations (was Re: RabbitMQ cluster with potentially millions of connections)

Simon MacMullen simon at rabbitmq.com
Mon Jan 28 17:56:37 GMT 2013

On 28/01/13 17:43, Tony Garnock-Jones wrote:
> This means that you're not limited to 65k TCP connections
> per interface; instead, you're limited to approximately 2^48
> = 281,474,976,710,656 connections *per listening socket* :-)

Well, for that number you'd have to take over the world and dedicate the 
whole internet to your task. And do so before any IPv6 transition happens.

Nevertheless it's a large number.

Cheers, Simon

Simon MacMullen
RabbitMQ, VMware

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