[MUD-Dev] Re: TECH: Distributed Muds

Jon Lambert tychomud at ix.netcom.com
Fri May 4 00:56:16 New Zealand Standard Time 2001

Matthew D. Fuller wrote:
> On Wed, May 02, 2001 at 08:12:03PM -0400 I heard the voice of
> Jon Lambert, and lo! it spake thus:
>> Caliban Tiresias Darklock wrote:
>>> generally assume you will never have more than 64 sockets in an
>>> FD_SET. ;)
>> What do BSD and Linux assume to be the FDSETSIZE to be?  Both
>> require you to #define FDSETSIZE should you want something else.
> /usr/include/sys/types.h:#define        FD_SETSIZE      1024
> (FreeBSD 5.0-CURRENT)
> On a 386BSD 0.1 system (don't *EVEN* ask), I see:
> #define FD_SETSIZE  256
> in <sys/types.h>

I think perhaps the implications or importance FD_SETSIZE as it
relates to NT might be misunderstood, because of it's importance in
unices.  Then again maybe not.

See here http://www.nightmare.com/medusa/descriptor_limits.html

FD_SETSIZE has no impact on the NT kernel.  It's only purpose is 
in defining the default size of fdset.  That is to say it can be 
changed at a programmer's whim without any other action. 

The limits on socket (fds) are based on the socket stack 
(winsock2.dll) and are vendor dependent and queryable.  

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