Re: 64 users limit

Jon Lewis (
Wed, 11 Dec 1996 17:20:45 -0500 (EST)

On 11 Dec 1996, Tiago Rodrigues Antao wrote:

> Arround here we're using a machine who has lots of access, sometimes 64
> users are telneted, and by the absence of more free tty it refuses to accept
> more connections. I think this is related to some kernel limit, is there
> anything we can do to solve the problem? Please help, we don't want to
> change the OS!

Just upgrade to 2.0.x and get procps 1.01 and run the mknewpty program,
make sure your telnetd supports them, and you're in business. Make sure
you patch mknewpty to fix the following will create:
ptyp0 / ttyp0 to ptyEf / ttyEf
You really want
ptyp0 / ttyp0 to ptyef / ttyef

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