On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 11:02 AM, John Doe <jdmls at yahoo.com> wrote: > From: Stephen Nelson-Smith <stephen at atalanta-systems.com> >> I'm trying to remove any limit on open files for a user; I've set >> username nofiles to unlimited in /etc/security/logins.conf, but now I >> get "could not open session" if I try to su to the user. >> singhh - nofile unlimited > > Don't you mean /etc/security/limits.conf ? OK, I went searching the list archives on this one and found this, and tried it. And now I can no longer log into the Centos 5.4 box. Even on the console. Not a big deal since this is a VM running in my sandbox so I can blow it away no problem. But how do I increase my ulimit to unlimited? I put in that file * - nofile unlimited and then rebooted the box And can no longer log in -- “Don't eat anything you've ever seen advertised on TV” - Michael Pollan, author of "In Defense of Food"