I am writing a socket server deamon in C++ on FreeBSD 6.1 (or 6.2 if this matters to your answer). What this does is accept many sockets and does a little work with each. Each socket has low traffic but stay connected for long periods. All these sockets get accepted through one public ip:port (if this matters).
So my desire is two things:
1 - good event handling for knowing which sockets have new data. I assume kqueue is the way to go here? 2 - I need to know what my limits are on max number of sockets. If my system is a 64-bit install on a server with 8GB RAM, I need to know how many sockets I can handle. Also, what options do I have to tune this? socket buffer size? Any kernel parameters needed to tune?


thanks, ke han
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