Motion - Feature Request 2006x 03x 22x 203238

Feature Request: limiting max_simultaneous_connections



I would like to know if it is possible to create a directive to limit the maximum number of simultaneous connections to a motion server ( including when using webcam feature) Really thank you for your attention and for motion.


-- TWikiGuest - 22 Mar 2006

Follow up

Right now maximum number of concurrent connections to webcam thread is "hardcode" as 10, take a look to motion.h :

#define DEF_MAXSTREAMS          10  /* Maximum number of webcam clients per camera */

So if you want to increase this limit , change that number and recompile motion.

There's no reason to add a new parameter for that as there's some application to do that job relaying one motion stream like :

-- AngelCarpintero - 06 Jan 2008


Maybe we should just hard code a larger number? Like 25 or 50. I added the limit because I wanted to avoid a DOS attack vector. If you make a program that machine gun requests to Motion and you do not have a limit, Motion dies and may take the server with it when it runs out of resources.

-- KennethLavrsen - 07 Jan 2008
Topic revision: r3 - 07 Jan 2008, KennethLavrsen
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