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authorFernando Luis Vazquez Cao <fernando@oss.ntt.co.jp>2012-04-03 08:41:40 +0000
committerDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>2012-04-03 17:38:55 -0400
commit5d6bd8619db5a30668093c1b2967674645cf0736 (patch)
treeced763e4924f0aa3d153a5edd7a56ae8cd87af47 /Documentation
parent2f53384424251c06038ae612e56231b96ab610ee (diff)
TCP: update ip_local_port_range documentation
The explanation of ip_local_port_range in Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt contains several factual errors: - The default value of ip_local_port_range does not depend on the amount of memory available in the system. - tcp_tw_recycle is not enabled by default. - 1024-4999 is not the default value. - Etc. Clean up the mess. Signed-off-by: Fernando Luis Vazquez Cao <fernando@oss.ntt.co.jp> Signed-off-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
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diff --git a/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt b/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt
index ad3e80e17b4f..bd80ba5847d2 100644
--- a/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt
+++ b/Documentation/networking/ip-sysctl.txt
@@ -604,15 +604,8 @@ IP Variables:
ip_local_port_range - 2 INTEGERS
Defines the local port range that is used by TCP and UDP to
choose the local port. The first number is the first, the
- second the last local port number. Default value depends on
- amount of memory available on the system:
- > 128Mb 32768-61000
- < 128Mb 1024-4999 or even less.
- This number defines number of active connections, which this
- system can issue simultaneously to systems not supporting
- TCP extensions (timestamps). With tcp_tw_recycle enabled
- (i.e. by default) range 1024-4999 is enough to issue up to
- 2000 connections per second to systems supporting timestamps.
+ second the last local port number. The default values are
+ 32768 and 61000 respectively.
ip_local_reserved_ports - list of comma separated ranges
Specify the ports which are reserved for known third-party

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