Subject: Re: New sysctl "net.listen_backlog"?
To: None <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: tech-net
Date: 09/14/1998 21:13:49
>This makes reasonable sense, and was what I was arguing for before
>until I decided the fight wasn't worth it. For better or worse, most
>systems use SOMAXCONN as "reasonable default" and we may have to stick 
>with that behavior.

I buy that 5 (Solaris) is a resaonable default.  But if 1000 (IRIX) is
also a reasonable default, then surely so is whatever value the
sysadmin sets via sysctl?

If not, I'd settle for 1024 for the rest of this millenium.

>BTW, what does the XPG say?

Good question.  SOMAXCONN is not protected by #ifndef _XOPEN_SOURCE,
so it probably says something...