Subject: Re: New sysctl "net.listen_backlog"?
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-net
Date: 09/14/1998 21:54:09
Todd Vierling writes:
> Let me rehash so there's no confusion about what I've been saying:
> - SOMAXCONN = INT_MAX to request the highest value the kernel allows
>   (listen(2) will shrink to fit WITHOUT error)
> - the limit in-kernel, before changing by sysctl, defaults to 128
>   (or a compile-time option, if specified)
> - admin can change the in-kernel limit via sysctl to anything up to INT_MAX
> If the admin shoots himself in the foot in the third part above, he shoots
> himself in the foot; we shouldn't try to figure out a "sane" value there.

That isn't what I thought you were saying, but the three points above
are fine thus far.

I would add support in for sominconn (as per Matt Thomas) and pick
good names for the options and sysctls and I can support the proposal.