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If all you need to do is limit the number of simultaneous but otherwise identical connections, Parallel::ForkManager should do the trick. You might have to add a little more logic if you need to use a different target port for each connection, but that's just a pop/push stack.

my @portlist = qw/10001 10002 10003 10004/; use Parallel::ForkManager; $pm = Parallel::ForkManager->new(scalar @portlist); foreach my $target (@targets) { my $pid = $pm->start and next; my $port = pop @portlist; system("telnet $target $port"); push @portlist, $port; $pm->finish; # Terminates the child process }

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In reply to Re: Control number of running telnet sessions by idsfa
in thread Control number of running telnet sessions by SteveB

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