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.