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Limiting Linux System Users – limits.conf

Almost all Linux distributions ship with PAM support making it universally available. PAM limits provide a single standardized interface to setting user limits, instead of having to write complex shell configuration files (such as /etc/profile) you simply edit the “limits.conf” file. As well applying limits selectively through the command shell is very difficult, whereas with  Full Article…

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limits.conf

/etc/security/limits.conf limits.conf – configuration file for the pam_limits module   PAM – Pluggable Authentication Module   The syntax of the lines is as follows: <domain> <type> <item> <value> The fields listed above should be filled as follows: <domain> • a username • a groupname, with @group syntax. This should not be confused with netgroups. • the wildcard *,  Full Article…

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