Sorry - the snippet was indeed incomplete without an explanation of external variables.
"$count" comes from the number of servers I was processing - Under test conditions, it would be well under 20, and I would do all work in less than 5 sub processes/threads (Only one thread, if $count was less than 5). Under "Normal" conditions, it was in the 200 range, resulting in 10 threads.
The %serverinfo was a HOH had other info besides IP - Server Name, and related info. I was laid off work on Tuesday 10/16, and no longer have access to the code I wrote, or I would gladly share it.
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