maximum number of simultaneous SSL connections ???

Bjorn Gustavsson <>
Mon Oct 3 12:54:12 CEST 2005

It is 1024, but it will probably be changed in a future release.


vipin <> writes:

> Hi all !!!
> What is the maximum number of simultaneous SSL connections on Linux
> system ?
> I've a erlang process which runs as a TCP server, the server listen on
> a defined port and spawns up a new child process to handle each client
> request. When the server is hit hard, the clients receive an
> 'esslconnect' error. Server stops creating any new  SSL connection
> after it reaches a limit of 1018 even after setting the 'ulimit -n
> 10000' for the current shell.
> I'm getting the same error even after setting the 'ERL_MAX_PORTS' to
> some number (say 10000).
> Your suggestions would be welcome.
> Cheers,
> Vipin

Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB

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