Subject: Re: Defaults number of ptys incorrect?
To: Mason Loring Bliss <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 07/26/2000 11:05:39
>> I'd vote for 64 ptys.
>If no one else objects by tomorrow circa noon EST, I'll update the man
>page, GENERIC configs, and MAKEDEV scripts to reflect and use 64 ptys.

i think that 32 should be sufficient.  i've only run out of ttys
twice: once before i knew what they were, and then once again after
someone stupid figured out how to log out of a machine but leave
something running that kept the tty allocated (they weren't in who or
w, but the tty was gone, so fewer and fewer people could log in).

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