Subject: ypserv needs more files
To: None <>
From: C Kane <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/27/2001 00:23:28

My ypserv needs more than the default number of open files.

I have the following script which I use to run ypserv:


    limit openfiles unlimited

    while (1)
      ypserv -lfd
      sleep 2

What is the proper way, within the framework of the NetBSD
/etc/rc.d startup scripts, to start ypserv with more than just 64
maximum open files?  That default is way too low.  We have
nearly that many NIS maps, and after ypserv opens
/etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny a few times, the ypserv
starts sending error messages to syslog about no more open files,
sucking most of the CPU, and not serving maps anymore.

Also, I must run ypserv with the -f flag and within a loop
because occasionally svc_run returns and ypserv dies.

Thanks for any help with those problems.

-- Chuck