Updating our TCP and socket sysctl values...

Alexander Leidinger Alexander at Leidinger.net
Sat Mar 19 15:04:06 UTC 2011

On Sat, 19 Mar 2011 15:37:47 +0900 George Neville-Neil
<gnn at neville-neil.com> wrote:

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> Howdy,
> I believe it's time for us to upgrade our sysctl values for TCP
> sockets so that they are more in line with the modern world.  At the
> moment we have these limits on our buffering:
> kern.ipc.maxsockbuf: 262144
> net.inet.tcp.recvbuf_max: 262144
> net.inet.tcp.sendbuf_max: 262144
> I believe it's time to up these values to something that's in line
> with higher speed local networks, such as 10G.  Perhaps it's time to
> move these to 2MB instead of 256K.
> Thoughts?

I suggest to read
and do a before/after test to make sure we do not suffer from the
described problem. Jim Getty has test descriptions:


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