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Date:      Tue, 21 Sep 1999 16:49:09 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Kip Macy <kip@lyris.com>
To:        David Schwartz <davids@webmaster.com>
Cc:        Gregory Sutter <gsutter@pobox.com>, stable@freebsd.org
Subject:   RE: kern.maxfiles and kern.maxfilesperproc
Message-ID:  <Pine.SOL.4.05.9909211647550.16568-100000@luna>
In-Reply-To: <000001bf048b$6a01eea0$021d85d1@youwant.to>

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Obviously not from the default settings. 
Typically limits are in place to protect something from something. This,
however, may be an exception.

					-Kip

On Tue, 21 Sep 1999, David Schwartz wrote:

> > 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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