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Date:      Mon, 2 Jun 1997 10:22:25 +0200 (MET DST)
From:      Wolfgang Helbig <helbig@MX.BA-Stuttgart.De>
To: (Michael Haro)
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Maximum telnet connections
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In-Reply-To: <> from Michael Haro at "Jun 1, 97 11:08:36 pm"

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> Hi,
> How do I increase the maximum number of telnet connections.  I just had 16
> users logged into my computer, and when I tried to connect, telnetd told me 
> that it couldn't accept any more connects.
> Why is this?  How can I fix it?

Probably not enough pseudo terminals in /dev and/or in your kernel.

Do a 

# cd /dev
# MAKEDEV pty1

This will create 32 (or 16 depending on the version of your FreeBSD)
additional pseudo terminals in you /dev directory. If you have
enough special files (/dev/ptyp? and /dev/ttyp?) you should increase
the number of pseudo terminals your kernel is supporting. Change

pseudo-device	pty	16

line in your kernel configuration file to

pseudo-device	pty	32


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