[Samba] Too many connections

Joseph Loo jloo at acm.org
Tue Jul 23 06:41:03 GMT 2002

When you raise the connection, you may need to raise the corresponding 
file connection limits for linux. You can change the file limits 
permanently by changing in the /etc/sysctl.conf fs.file-max. I set mine 
as fs.file-max = 65536.

There is a way to change the file max connection dynamically without a 
reboot but I am not too sure. I believe you need to set 
/proc/sys/fs/file-max to a new value. If you look at 
/proc/sys/fs/file-nr, it shows your current setting.

Seeger, Christof wrote:

>Hey everybody,
>I have a urgent problem with connections to my samba domain. I get a message
>Too many connections - rejected
>who can help me ?
>Kind regards

Joseph Loo
jloo at acm.org

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