I am not a server specialist, so I am not the right Monk to comment on that aspect of your code.
One thing I am curious about is why you commented out use strict; use warnings;?
A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James
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