imap proxy limited to about 210 connections

bidwell nginx-forum at
Mon Jan 20 22:31:30 UTC 2014

I have nginx proxying imap and pop between 3 different backend servers, but
it seems to be limited to about 210 concurrent connections.  Requests beyond
this get a connection timed out.  I tried adding more worker processes but
that didn't do anything.  I have multi_accept on and have raised the number
of worker_connections, but still no luck.  I see rate limiting and
connection bandwidth limiting, but these appear to apply to the http
protocol and not the imap/pop protocol.  What parameters to I adjust to
increase the number of concurrent sessions to imap/pop?

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