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Old 11-16-2005, 07:29 PM   #1
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max number multicast addresses and port numbers


just wondering if someone can tell me:

1) what the maximum number of mulitcast addresses a C program can listen to,
2) what the maximum number of ports a C program can bind to.

thank you
Old 11-18-2005, 03:21 AM   #2
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I don't know how many multicast adresses, but I do know that the maximum number of open sockets in a C-program is equal to the maximum number of file-descriptors in a C-program, which is 1024 for a 2.0 kernel and almost unlimited for 2.4/2.6 kernels
see the man page for ulimit and /proc/sys/fs/file-max for details

Greets, Frank
Old 11-20-2005, 05:53 PM   #3
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Hi Frank

thanks for that, much appreciated, have no idea it was that many!

for everyone's information I have found out the max number of multicast IP addresses in /usr/include/bits/in.h




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