Mysql connections are nearly 10 million, what could be the reason and how to solve

Mysql connections found 10 million  by using query "Show status like '%onn%'". Thread connections showing more than 10 million. What can be done to bring to normal and how much connections can a Mysql database server handle?
RAJAN BABU SUBBARAYANDBAAsked:
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Ray PaseurCommented:
Is this part of a web site?  Is there a scripting language involved?  Any other clues you can give us will definitely help!
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RAJAN BABU SUBBARAYANDBAAuthor Commented:
.net framework and yes this is part of website involved.
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Ray PaseurCommented:
This sounds like a logic error in the code - perhaps looping or not reusing a pre-existing connection.  Have you got any way of sending a console message every time a connection is made?  If so you might be able to detect the issue by visualizing the moment of connection.
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RAJAN BABU SUBBARAYANDBAAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the response and How to enable the console message to every connection made - any link to understand it.  
Does the mysql connections overloading compensated by any mysql.ini file settings change?
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RAJAN BABU SUBBARAYANDBAAuthor Commented:
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Thanks for the response and How to enable the console message to every connection made - any link to understand it.  
Does the mysql connections overloading compensated by any mysql.ini file settings change?
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