[svlug] Maximum outbound mail connections?

Jeffrey Siegal jbs at quiotix.com
Sat Jul 5 14:32:44 PDT 2003


Karsten M. Self wrote:
> And the network stack is limited to a maximum of 65,535
> ports (right?).

Not necessarily.  In theory a port number could be reused for 
connections to different foreign IP adderss, in which case the limit 
would be 64K connections per foreign IP address (a lot).  I don't 
remember if any common implementations do this.






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