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reply to BeesTea
Re: maximum number of open sockets, files, threads, etc..? I like this part:
quote:nginx seems to have done it right: a small amount of processes each using epoll. If the kernel doesn't waste a whole heap of memory with each open connection, this would scale really well.
Because web connections arent as long lived as IMAP connections, we stayed with Apache for our frontends for a while longer. However weve now switched over to using nginx for our frontend web proxy as well, which has also allowed us to increase the keep-alive timeout for HTTP connections to 5 minutes, which should result in a small perceptible improvement when moving between pages.
The net result of all this is that each frontend proxy server currently maintains over 10,000 simultaneous IMAP, POP, Web & SMTP connections (including many SSL ones) using only about 10% of the available CPU on 3.20GHz Netburst Xeon based CPUs.