Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)
Date:      Mon, 02 Jun 1997 10:44:31 -0500
From:      Nathan Schuler <>
To:        Michael Haro <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Maximum telnet connections
Message-ID:  <>

Next in thread | Raw E-Mail | Index | Archive | Help
>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.

In your kernel configuration file there is a line that says "maxusers  XX".
Set this number to the number that you want.  Then recompile the kernel.
Also, when you "su" this counts as two users.  On my BSDI server I have this
set to 50.

Nathan Schuler <>
UNIX Netwoking Solutions / Systems Administrator
Sana Systems Inc.
Clinton, IA 52732
(319) 242-5770

Want to link to this message? Use this URL: <>