Subject: Re: New sysctl "net.listen_backlog"?
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-net
Date: 09/14/1998 20:02:42
Todd Vierling writes:
> The default shouldn't be as high as 128, IMHO.  If this was increased to
> make the relevant server people happy, it should be brought back down to 16
> or so once a knob is in place because of what I describe below.

Why? Solaris does it at 128.

> Hence, a knob (which already exists on most other modern Un*ces) is quite
> useful.

Well, put in a knob. Don't touch SOMAXCONN again...