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DO Load Balancer limits

Hi,

My service may keep connections (TCP) alive for a few minutes. I have read that there is a limit of 60 seconds and 10k connections. My questions are:

  • Will the TCP connections to my service be closed after 60 seconds?
  • What happens after my service is handling 10k connections? I.e.: what happens with the 10001 attempt to connect?

Thanks in advance


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  • Keepalive doesn’t mean that the connection will get closed after 60 seconds, it means that the connection will get closed after 60 seconds of inactivity.

  • The 10001th connection will not be accepted - the user will get timed out.

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