Subject: Re: New sysctl "net.listen_backlog"?
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-net
Date: 09/14/1998 21:11:46
Todd Vierling writes:
> On Mon, 14 Sep 1998, Jonathan Stone wrote:
> :    *  a default  SOMAXCONN of 128 or more;
> Actually, SOMAXCONN _should_ be set to the upper hard limit, i.e. UINT_MAX.
> The reason is simple - your app compiles with the macro's define of 128, you
> up the limit via sysctl, and your app is still stuck at 128.

People compiling third party software that probably should have a
limit in it won't be happy with that.

Leave it be...