[lug] ulimit for user with no shell

Bamm Visscher bamm.visscher at gmail.com
Mon Jul 24 13:13:35 MDT 2006

Try adding the following to your /etc/pam.d/other:
session    required   pam_limits.so


On 7/24/06, Hugh Brown <hugh at math.byu.edu> wrote:
> I've got a redhat box running as an ldap server.  The openldap daemon runs
> as user ldap and has a shell of /bin/false.
> Unfortunately the default number of open files is 1024 (which includes TCP
> connections).  Once the openldap server hits too many open connections, it
> starts refusing connections.
> Is it possible (within the redhat framework) to adjust the limit upward
> w/o giving ldap a shell?
> I've tried setting /etc/security/limits.conf with
> * - nofiles 8192
> and it works when I log in as a regular user, but it doesn't get picked up
> by the script for /etc/init.d/ldap
> I've tried adding "ulimit -n 8192" in the /etc/init.d/functions daemon
> function and it reports setting it, but openldap still refuses connections
> around 1024.
> Everything I've found on the web assumes a working shell for the user.
> TIA,
> Hugh
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