On Sun, Dec 29, 2002 at 09:40:48PM +0000, Stacey Roberts wrote: > I had a look at the attachment, but could see anything (to my eyes) that > look untoward in there, except the fact that you've got "maxusers" set > to 0. This value tells the kernel how many "new file / processes can be > opened. > > This definitely should be higher, probably somewhere around 132. > > What does /var/log/messages & /var/log/security say whenever you try to > access a remote host, or ping the local machine. If it were a firewall > issue the attempts would have been logged there. > > Bump maxuers to 132 asap, and try seeing if anything gets logged when > testing later.
This from LINT: # The `maxusers' parameter controls the static sizing of a number of # internal system tables by a formula defined in subr_param.c. Setting # maxusers to 0 will cause the system to auto-size based on physical # memory. It seems to work pretty well on any and every box I have ever built, so unless your system has trouble determining the availalbe physical memory, my guess is you can just leave it as is. I am no kernel expert, mind, but I don't think fiddling with this setting while trying to fix another problem will help matters. Dan -- Daniel Bye PGP Key: ftp://ftp.slightlystrange.org/pgpkey/dan.asc PGP Key fingerprint: 3D73 AF47 D448 C5CA 88B4 0DCF 849C 1C33 3C48 2CDC _ ASCII ribbon campaign ( ) - against HTML, vCards and X - proprietary attachments in e-mail / \ To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message