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I  have developed a program using winsock.
ie. Winsock on both the server and client.
i am using a winsock array

The job has grown out of proportion to that originally specified.,originally only 300 clients were specified.

I am now told there will be 2000 clients connected to the server( Win2000) (winsock)

I am led to believe that there is a limit of approx 400 clients which may be connected to any one server via winsock.at any one time, for the server to run satisfactorily???

Would appreciate some advice as to the 400 limit, and is there a solution to the problem.
Am i best to stay with winsock, or is there some other way.
I really have to stay with winsock as tghe program is complete and working 100%

I am hoping i will not need multiple servers.


Appreciate any advice that anyone can offer

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VB is not the best choice for such volume in server side. There are some limitations in Winsock API you cannot avoid. Multithreaded C server I think is best solution.

Here you will find a lot of information....

http://tangentsoft.net/wskfaq/index.html


Related with your problem...

http://tangentsoft.net/wskfaq/articles/io-strategies.html

http://tangentsoft.net/wskfaq/advanced.html#maxsockets


Code examples of a multi-threaded server...

http://tangentsoft.net/wskfaq/examples/basics/threaded-server.html


If you want to try VB way here you will find a lot of information too...

http://www.vbip.com/winsock-api/default.asp


Cheers
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Appreciate the help and links offered.

regards   turnerrob
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