Subject: Re: several messages (about SOMAXCONN)
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Marc Slemko <>
List: tech-net
Date: 09/14/1998 19:37:56
On Mon, 14 Sep 1998, Jonathan Stone wrote:

> If you really want a default, I'd add 
> 	#define SODEFAULTCONN 10
> in sys/socket.h with the appropriate namespace protection, and advise
> app-writers and pkg-importers appropriately.  

That doesn't work because of history.  History says that SOMAXCONN is a
reasonable value for an "average" app to use.  If you make SOMAXCONN
INT_MAX, you break that.