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DHCP server count against the XP max 10 conenction?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by yerk55, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. yerk55

    yerk55 Flightless Bird

    I'm trying to settle a dispute I'm having with someone. According to
    this MS KB (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314882): The max inbound
    connections on XP Pro is 10. We want to run a small freeware DHCP
    server from a XP Pro SP2 box, with over 10 client PC's on the same
    LAN.

    My collegue seems to think beacuse of the 10-connection limit
    mentioned above, it wont work. I argue that it won't matter because
    DHCP doesn't maintain a lasting TCP connection. The clients send a
    broadcast, get a reply, a few other handshaking packets, they get
    their IP and the chatter is over. Am I right, and there should be no
    problem using XP Pro as a DHCP server for 10+ hosts?

    As a followup question, does the 10-connection limit mean if I did run
    some kind of server on XP Pro that depends on persistant connections
    (ie, irc server, ftp server) that only 10 hosts could use that server?

    TIA
     
  2. ju.c

    ju.c Flightless Bird

    See this page
    http://half-open.com/home_en.htm


    ju.c


    "yerk55" <yerk55@gmail.com> wrote in message news:80df3e17-d517-4f51-b230-5bd996d831c6@r18g2000yqd.googlegroups.com...
    > I'm trying to settle a dispute I'm having with someone. According to
    > this MS KB (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314882): The max inbound
    > connections on XP Pro is 10. We want to run a small freeware DHCP
    > server from a XP Pro SP2 box, with over 10 client PC's on the same
    > LAN.
    >
    > My collegue seems to think beacuse of the 10-connection limit
    > mentioned above, it wont work. I argue that it won't matter because
    > DHCP doesn't maintain a lasting TCP connection. The clients send a
    > broadcast, get a reply, a few other handshaking packets, they get
    > their IP and the chatter is over. Am I right, and there should be no
    > problem using XP Pro as a DHCP server for 10+ hosts?
    >
    > As a followup question, does the 10-connection limit mean if I did run
    > some kind of server on XP Pro that depends on persistant connections
    > (ie, irc server, ftp server) that only 10 hosts could use that server?
    >
    > TIA
     

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