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Date:      Tue, 21 Sep 1999 16:45:41 -0700
From:      "David Schwartz" <davids@webmaster.com>
To:        "Kip Macy" <kip@lyris.com>, "Gregory Sutter" <gsutter@pobox.com>
Cc:        <stable@freebsd.org>
Subject:   RE: kern.maxfiles and kern.maxfilesperproc
Message-ID:  <000001bf048b$6a01eea0$021d85d1@youwant.to>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SOL.4.05.9909211616350.16568-100000@luna>

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> Thanks. Although having maxfiles == maxfilesperproc might make sense for
> special cases e.g. a machine completely dedicated to one process -- It is
> dangerous at best for the general case. Any malicious program can make a
> machine running FreeBSD non-functional. The default should be set with the
> average user in mind, namely protecting him from himself.
>
>
> 					-Kip

	These settings have nothing to do with protecting anything from anything
else. That's not what they're for. So your argument is interesting but
irrelevant.

	DS



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