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Date:      Thu, 9 May 2013 08:02:26 -0600
From:      "Eric S Pulley" <>
Subject:   Re: Login.conf Limits not Applying for Postfix
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> Hey list,
> I have a pretty low resource usage for users on my system, thus I have
> some low limits set in my /etc/login.conf. Particularly "openfiles," which
> is set to 128 for the default class. However, I started getting errors
> from Postfix saying it has hit this limit:
> "postfix/proxymap[97907]: warning: could allocate space for only 128 open
> files"
> So I added a new class in my /etc/login.conf:
> postfix:\
>     :openfiles=1024:\
>     :tc=default:
> Yes, I did run `cap_mkdb /etc/login.conf` (multiple times, in fact). I
> stopped and restarted the postfix daemon. I've even rebooted the system
> entirely since then, to no avail (It sends half the mail at a time - but
> the error appears again once mail starts building up). Am I missing
> something? Do I need to set the postfix user into the postfix login class
> somehow?

Yes see
> My full /etc/login.conf is here:

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