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Max socket connections in SUSE Enterprise Linux 10

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Hi,

I need to find out the maximum number of socket connections which can be served by SUSE Enterprise Linux 10.  Novells Website has not been very helpful with this figure.  I understand most of this is controlled by ulimit on a system and per process basis, but I cannot find any documentation on what the upper limit is per distribution.  Is there a command/file which will inform me of the exact maximum allowed on any distribution.

I need to support around 1500 devices each using around 5 connections (split between client/server connections).  We need to be sure the underlying OS can handle this number of connections.

Thanks
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If those sockets are IP sockets, then max is 64K (every socket have to has port assigned).
If those are UNIX domain sockets, then refer to /proc/sys/fs/file-max
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ulimit -n
(number of open files) might also be a factor to keep in mind.
to see what all the limits are use:
ulimit -a

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Sorry about the no comment thing.

The answer given by noci was very helpful.
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