Re: Squid is OK, but which UNIX for high loads?

From: Mark Cooke <>
Date: Fri, 23 May 1997 18:19:31 +0100 (BST)

On Fri, 23 May 1997, Edward Henigin wrote:

> How can you check to see if the listen queue is overflowing?
> is there a command available to report the currently used/available
> listen queues?
> Ed

If a Linux box with SYN/RST cookies starts reporting possible syn attacks
(to syslog - probably in /var/log/messages), it means the listen queue
became full.

> On Thu, May 22, 1997 at 08:55:25PM -0300, Michael 'Moose' Dinn said:
> > Have you tried increasing your TCP Listen Queue? This sounds like the
> > listen queue is overflowing. On Solaris, you can use "ndd" to increase
> > it, on Linux, you need a kernel/libc(?)/squid rebuild.

On Linux it is a parameter to the listen call. From 'man listen'

       #include <sys/socket.h>

       int listen(int s, int backlog);

So, to fix this on a linux squid, you'd just have to check that the
backlog parameter is set to something sensible in comm.c (the linux kernel
can do upto 128 without any modification to the kernel source).



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