Subject: Re: New sysctl "net.listen_backlog"?
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Marc Slemko <>
List: tech-net
Date: 09/14/1998 19:42:59
On Mon, 14 Sep 1998, Jonathan Stone wrote:

> What I'm proposing is a _different_ name for a sensible default value
> that works for most apps under most circumstances. That way, normal
> apps ask for the normal backlog, but potential pigs can ask for
> whatever the maximum is.  If they ask for it, then they get it.

And my problem with that is it is broken compared to every other operating
system out there.  Introducing needless incompatibilities doesn't make
sense.  You can't just suddenly say to vendors that have been using
SOMAXCONN all along "oh, sorry, your app is broken now."  Well, not
without a good reason anyway.