[erlang-questions] HTTP requests and the meaning of eaddrinuse
Tue Feb 10 10:21:38 CET 2009
> Now if you have 5000 lines with TIME_WAIT... - or at least
> a "large number", which may be the (default) size of the
> "port range" (as discussed in the thread) on Windows - you
> probably have the reason.
Yes I believe that was the case.
For anyone who is interested, I get one of our clever Ops chaps to
create me the following 5 lined .reg script that updates the registry:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
MaxUserPOrts = 5000
TcpTimedWaitDelay = 30 (seconds I presume, or maybe milliseconds?)
Once I double-clicked on the file and re-started my PC I no longer got
any eaddrinuse errors.
Just that that might be useful to someone.
Regards and thanks for everyone's help,
From: Per Hedeland [mailto:]
Sent: 06 February 2009 08:02
To: Philip Fennell
Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] HTTP requests and the meaning of
"Philip Fennell" <> wrote:
>I must admit that a lot of that was way outside of my area but from
>what I gather I'm running-out of available ports, and netstat tells me,
>by its last line of output:
>> TCP PC-S051049:5000 pal.sandbox.dev.bbc.co.uk:5984
>That I have 5000 ports in the TIME_WAIT state.
Unless netstat output on Windows is radically different from *nix, it
doesn't mean that - each line represents (at most) one connection. The
above would represent a connection between a local port 5000 and a
remote port 5984, that is in the TIME_WAIT state (i.e. a potential
Now if you have 5000 lines with TIME_WAIT... - or at least a "large
number", which may be the (default) size of the "port range" (as
discussed in the thread) on Windows - you probably have the reason. In
which case one way to avoid it may be to increase the port range - if
it's possible on Windows, google can probably tell you how it's done.
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