Subject: Re: Ulimit problem
To: Blaz Zupan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Timothy Newsham <email@example.com>
Date: 07/30/1995 16:11:27
> > process(processes) 40
> > nofiles(descriptors) 64
> > That limit of processes and fd's is just way too low, inetd is setting them
> > when it forks (?) there must be a way to increase this? ( I run sendmail
> > from inetd as it is part of our security policy)
In BSD/OS I set this from /etc/rc. In NetBSD I havent because
the shell doesnt support the "limit" or "unlimit" commands.
I'm sure you could raise the limit for just inetd if you wanted
to. something like:
/bin/csh -c "unlimit process; unlimit nofiles; inetd"
might work. A word of warning.. some poorly written programs
dont like running with max descriptors > 64. The BSD/OS mountd
for example would dump core whenever run with a large max fd's.