How many connections can nginx handle?

arnoldguo nginx-forum at
Mon Nov 12 08:30:49 UTC 2012

worker_connections has been set to 1048576;
As a reverse proxy situation, max clients becomes
max clients = worker_processes * worker_connections/4 
should handle 8 million connections,but on my server limit to 300k
conn,what's wrong?

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