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From Paul Richards <>
Subject Re: SOMAXCONN and UNIX kernels
Date Sat, 06 Jan 1996 01:57:17 GMT
In reply to Jim Jagielski who said
>    Is this value also used to create/limit resources? (i.e. does the
>     kernel use SOMAXCONN to create a certain number of buffers, etc...)
> It looks like under Linux it _isn't_. But what about under other OSes,
> like FreeBSD or BSDI or even Solaris? I plan on doing a in-depth dis'

It's used as a simple limit on the connection queue length in FreeBSD. No
resources or anything else based on it at all. BSDI and all other BSD's
will be the same unless they've made some really odd changes.

  Paul Richards, Netcraft Ltd.
  Phone: 0370 462071 (Mobile), +44 1225 447500 (work)

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