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From Andreas <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] how many TCP-connections at the same time per default?
Date Mon, 22 Mar 2010 13:43:44 GMT
Jeff Trawick wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 11:17 PM, Andreas <> wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> I want to know how many TCP-connections apache allows at the same time per
>> default.
>> Is it the Max_Clients setting?
>> If I understand it correctly, it is not the Max_clients-setting because a
>> Client can have more than one TCP Connection.
> MaxClients is misnamed, probably because clients generally had only
> one connection each when the directive was introduced.
> MaxClients is the maximum number of client connections handled by
> httpd simultaneously.  (There can be more TCP connections though --
> new connections that haven't yet been noticed by httpd, and
> terminating connections that no longer require processing by httpd.)
> MaxClients is subject to system resources, including RAM and file descriptors.
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ok thx for the answer..

so maxClients means max active TCP Connections that are actually handled 
by  apache?

The number of simultaneous TCP-Connections that require no processing of 
apache is not fixed?


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