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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: ExcessRequestsPerChild
Date Tue, 17 Jun 1997 01:42:14 GMT
Allow me to puke.  This is so gross.  I knew there had to be a reason...

Is there any way to pass sockets between heavy-weight processes?  How
efficient is it? 


On Mon, 16 Jun 1997, Ambarish Malpani wrote:

> The problem I was hitting, is that on NT, if a process has a socket
> open, NT keeps delivering connect requests to that process. If the
> process decides to exit, any connections in its listen queue are
> reset/rejected - so, for a busy web server, a lot of people asking
> to connect to it would get connection reset kind of messages.
> The ExcessRequestsPerChild was an attempt to reduce the window in
> which this error occurred - not a great solution, but the best I could
> do. If somebody can figure out how to solve this problem, I would be
> very, very happy. Tried reducing the length of the listen queue -
> that didn't help. Can't think of a way of telling the OS - "I want
> no new connections, but will handle all the connections that are
> currently in my listen queue".
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