Subject: New sysctl "net.listen_backlog"?
To: None <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-net
Date: 09/14/1998 14:41:52
I'd like to address PR 5750 by adding a sysctl "net.listen_backlog" which
specifies the upper limit of the connection backlog of a listen() call.

The kernel default for this value would be 5, _but_ the definition of
SOMAXCONN in <sys/socket.h> would be changed to something intended to make
reasonable use of an increased value by default (say, 32).  Since listen()
silently reduces a larger-than-the-limit number automatically, this would
not interfere with program operation.


-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.