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From Marc Slemko <ma...@worldgate.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] add ListenBacklog
Date Tue, 10 Jun 1997 14:33:38 GMT
On Tue, 10 Jun 1997, Jim Jagielski wrote:

> Marc Slemko wrote:
> > 
> > On Tue, 10 Jun 1997, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> > 
> > > Does this really need to be a run-time parameter? Couldn't conf.h
> > > set it correctly or at least have it a compile-time change?
> > 
> > There is no one "correct" setting.
> 
> Is that per OS or per system? If OS, then it's a good choice
> for conf.h; if per system then it goes against your below
> statement of it being an "infrequently used variable"

Per system, depending mainly on circumstances and partly the OS and how it
handles various things.  However, the default is nearly always fine in
normal operation and needs not be tuned. 

Generally when it does need tuning to deal with a TCP SYN attack, it needs
it badly and ASAP. 

> 
> > 
> > > 
> > > I like the idea of having it changable, but _another_ "variable"
> > > for httpd.conf??
> > 
> > Why not?  It, like several other infrequently used variables, does not
> > have to be included in httpd.conf-dist but is simply available if people
> > need it.  Hardcoded is bad and I think the little extra overhead is
> > worthwhile.
> > 
> 
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