Chandrashekhar Mullaparthi Chandrashekhar.Mullaparthi@REDACTED
Thu Jan 10 17:05:47 CET 2002

On UNIX, generally there is a per process limit on the number of open files.
Probably this is what is limiting you more than anything else. On Solaris I
would do something like this:

shutdown the erlang node
In the UNIX shell type "ulimit -n" to see the current limit (which is
usually 64)
ulimit -n 256 (to set the limit to 256)
Start the erlang node again.

hope this helps.

-----Original Message-----
From: Tanja Godau [mailto:eedtag@REDACTED]
Sent: 10 January 2002 15:45
To: erlang-questions@REDACTED
Subject: HTTP1.1


I've been happily using the HTTP1.1 client from Johan Blom contained in the 
sowap application to PUT and GET images and text, and to POST data to a
But have discovered that if I setup several PPP connections and attempt to
or GET large numbers of files,  e.g. do a few hundred GETs or PUTs one after
other, then I eventually get the following error:

	?error("Couldn't create TCP connection ~p",[Tag],tcp_connect),

The tcp connection is opened with:


After this I am unable to create any new TCP connections, i.e. I can no
do any http or ftp down- or uploads.

I think the problem may be that I have reached the max. number of sockets I
open with Erlang. How many sockets can I open in Erlang? 

How can I check that the socket I have just used has been closed again
or reset before I continue?

Is there anything else new on the HTTP1.1 front? 

(I am working on a PC with RedHat Linux 7.0.)

Tanja Godau :-)

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