Ephemeral TCP Port Limits
By default, Windows’ ephemeral ports are within the range 1024-4999, inclusive. You can increase the range.
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and if your system is experiencing a high degree of network activity, such as numerous short-lived client connections, this could be related to a limit on the number of ephemeral TCP ports. While this issue could occur with other operating systems, typically, it is seen only with Windows due to a low default limit.
Perform this procedure to increase the limit:
- Open the Windows Registry Editor.
Navigate to the following key:
From the Edit menu, click New, and then add the following registry entry:
Value Name: MaxUserPort Value Type: DWORD Value data: 36863
Exit the Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.
This affects all versions of the Windows operating system.
Note for UDP on Unix Systems
Unix systems have a default maximum socket buffer size for receiving UDP multicast and unicast
transmissions that is lower than the default settings for
udp-recv-buffer-size. To achieve high-volume multicast messaging, you should increase the maximum
Unix buffer size to at least one megabyte.