Subject: Re: New sysctl "net.listen_backlog"?
To: Marc Slemko <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-net
Date: 09/14/1998 21:07:43
On Mon, 14 Sep 1998, Marc Slemko wrote:

: It does not use SOMAXCONN.  Using SOMAXCONN is broken because it should be
: runtime configurable in the kernel for a good kernel, yet SOMAXCONN can't
: be. 

Actually, SOMAXCONN can be set to a value much larger than the kernel
actually allows, and it will work fine.  listen(2) will "shrink to fit" the

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.