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TCPMUX/Multiplexer for a chat server handling 100K clients, can anyone explain it to me?

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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am project managing a project that involves a high scalable chat server. It need to maximize the limitation of tcp connection/sockets to the server.

I know a single IRC server can handle a limited number of active connections. I have been told by implementing a multiplexer / tcpmux on top of the server. The limit can be increased.

Can somebody please explain it to me how this exactly works, I have been googling for more info for a few hours. But I cant find any practical showcases regarding to chat servers.

Thank you.
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