3.4p1 ssh-agent auth-retry patch available: was: Re: Updated ssh-agent authentication retry patch available

Kevin Steves kevin at atomicgears.com
Tue Aug 20 07:23:21 EST 2002

On Sun, Aug 18, 2002 at 06:41:39PM -0701, Jos Backus wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 18, 2002 at 02:41:11PM -0700, Kevin Steves wrote:
> > it is not a 100% fix to this issue, but i think a higher listen
> > backlog will address this in most cases where the kernel allows a
> > large backlog maximum.  5 is just too low.  128 or 256 perhaps.
> That's what I thought as well, and so we racked it up to 256 (I think even
> higher - not sure what the maximum listen queue depth is on Solaris). But it
> did not work well enough (sorry, don't remember the details), hence this patch
> which is part of our standard distribution at work. We have a perl script
> which is used to routinely update hundreds of machines with a single command,
> and it works very well with this patch.

i would like to know the details of why it did not work.

this is the default kernel max i see here:

[stevesk at scott stevesk]$ uname -sr
SunOS 5.8
[stevesk at scott stevesk]$ ndd -get /dev/tcp tcp_conn_req_max_q

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