Subject: Re: New sysctl "net.listen_backlog"?
To: Marc Slemko <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-net
Date: 09/14/1998 22:47:55
On Mon, 14 Sep 1998, Marc Slemko wrote:

: 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.

And why would it be broken?  If a sysadmin sets the limit too high, he gets
what he deserves.  An app using SOMAXCONN won't break - and will in fact
gain the configurability of the new sysctl.

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.