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From Jeff Trawick <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] how many TCP-connections at the same time per default?
Date Mon, 22 Mar 2010 11:23:07 GMT
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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