From a autocad newsgroup I read the following:

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We are not running any Windows servers so I am using UDP to get the license
from a NT workstation setup just for license serving. Have more then 10
licenses so I can't use TCP.
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The talk is about license servers for autocad which can't handle more then 10 connections on a windows machine. Someone stated in that newsgroup that if you want more then 10 connections you need a windows server version and not a desktop version.

Is this true? In my best believe it's all bullshit but I could be wrong.
Are there limitations on the number of tcp sockets you can create for a single process?

Thanks in advance.

// CyberHeg
Posted on 2003-06-14 12:56:37 by CyberHeg

From a autocad newsgroup I read the following:
Is this true? In my best believe it's all bullshit but I could be wrong.
Are there limitations on the number of tcp sockets you can create for a single process?

There are some limitations depending on the exact OS (see the winsock FAQ), but definitely not in the order of 10. IIRC however, IIS (microsoft's webserver) has a limitation of 10 connections on non-server OS versions. So that may be what they were talking about.

Thomas
Posted on 2003-06-14 18:20:03 by Thomas
Cut from the MSFT Eula.txt (winnt\system32)

* If the SOFTWARE PRODUCT is Windows 2000, you may use the
SOFTWARE PRODUCT on a single
COMPUTER as interactive workstation software, but not
as server software. However, you may permit a maximum
of ten (10) Devices to connect to the COMPUTER to
access and use services of the SOFTWARE PRODUCT, such
as file and print services and Internet information
services. The ten-connection maximum includes any
indirect connections made through other software or
hardware which pools or aggregates connections.


In other words if you need a server get a server.

BTW MSFT requires certain products be run on some version of Windows, ruling out the use of WINE.


Best,
Scott
Posted on 2003-06-14 20:57:13 by SFinegan