Subject: Re: New sysctl "net.listen_backlog"?
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Michael Graff <>
List: tech-net
Date: 09/14/1998 12:05:48
Todd Vierling <> writes:

> 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.

Most programs I've seen that specify their own constant here use "128"