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Mail/Web/Ftp issues 7/8 around 3:30pm




     Some people attempting to use these services experienced various weird
failures earlier today.

     This was the result of a full process table on ultra1 which currently
service web, ftp, smtp, pop-3, and imap services.

     The process table size hasn't changed in some time but traffic has
gradually increased since we got the faster backbone connectivity.  That
increased traffic combined with a bug in the way identd was launched combined
to exhaust all of the available processes in the process table.

     The kernel has been rebuilt to double the size of the process table from
1536 to 3072 processes.  The problem with the way identd was launched (which
left processes hanging around after ident ran) has been fixed.

     This should prevent a recurrance of this problem.