There are a few problems with the jboss 2.4.7 release If I remember correctly. I would strongly advise grabbing the 2.4.8 version and seeing if your problems remain.
I've run this with:
and with Resin
Is this just a limitation of servlet containers?
I had assumed if you set the min_threads=500, then you could receive 500 simultaneous requests.
Resin kinda worked, but only if you ran it a couple of times to warm it up. Standalone Tomcat could handle about 200 requests, but no higher?
Am I missing something here?
I'm not 100% positive, but I think your problem is Win XP Pro which is not considered a "server OS" by MS and has therefore a limitation on number of concurrent connections.
According to the MS website, "connection limit" is the number of different IP addresses that can connect; however, from one box to another, there isn't a fixed limit.
We actually tested this to make sure. We opened a bunch of connections to a servlet that goes to sleep.
Strangely enough, there is a limit of 15 Connections from a box to itself *boggle*