LATEST VERSION: 9.2.0 - CHANGELOG
Pivotal GemFire® v9.2

Ephemeral TCP Port Limits

By default, Windows’ ephemeral ports are within the range 1024-4999, inclusive. You can increase the range.

If you are repeatedly receiving the following exception:

java.net.BindException: Address already in use: connect

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:

  1. Open the Windows Registry Editor.
  2. Navigate to the following key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameter
    
  3. From the Edit menu, click New, and then add the following registry entry:

    Value Name: MaxUserPort 
    Value Type: DWORD  
    Value data: 36863
    
  4. 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 mcast-recv-buffer-size and udp-recv-buffer-size. To achieve high-volume multicast messaging, you should increase the maximum Unix buffer size to at least one megabyte.