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Re: max connection limit?

On Sun, 13 Oct 1996, Andrew Wendt wrote:

> The README file also mentions this:
> If your server gets a lot of use and your users start getting the error
> message
>     *** Sorry, but the server cannot accept any more connections right now.
>     *** Please try again later.  when they try to connect, it's because
> your server has run out of UNIX file descriptors.  If you'd like to
> allow more folks to connect, you'll have to bump up the limit (though
> there's a hard limit in the UNIX kernel that you won't be able to
> exceed).  To bump up the limit as far as it will go, remove the `#' at
> the beginning of the line
>     #unlimit descriptors
> in the `restart' script before starting up your server.

Yup.  The first number the little program gives you is the "soft" limit
(before that line).  The second number is the hard limit which should be
effective after that line executes.

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