max-connections in incoming.conf

Russ Allbery rra at
Mon Sep 13 13:14:25 UTC 1999

Katsuhiro Kondou <kondou at> writes:

> I think so, but that part of the code was written by Marc, and he said,
> if I remember correctly, his peer tries to connect quickly after the
> disconnect and he wanted to hold a while not to reconnect again.

If that's the problem, then we should probably hold on to the connection
for a little bit prior to printing the initial banner, then print the
banner with a too many connections error and close the connection.  I
don't think that's what we currently do, right?  Or am I just confused?

Currently, I've had peers that I'm pretty sure would understand an error
greeting and a close instead open five or six connections past their limit
and then keep thrashing them when they don't get any article throughput on

Russ Allbery (rra at         <URL:>

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