Subject: Re: thoughts on limiting connections to a socket
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/05/2002 01:45:24
[ On Wednesday, June 5, 2002 at 00:06:20 (+1000), Darren Reed wrote: ]
> Subject: thoughts on limiting connections to a socket
> Hmmm, the only real way this would make a difference is if the
> lookup to see if the n/host was being exceeded was done on behalf
> of the application listening (rather than the kernel processing
> the IP input queue). ie. if it doesn't get done on behalf of the
> listener then it may as well be done by ipf, right ?
> Comments ?
maybe TCP needs an equivalent of SMTP's "421 please come back later"
response so it can say I'm here, and I'm listening, but I'm too damn
busy right now....
Greg A. Woods
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