Set maximumopen files to -1: permission denied

Kevin Darcy kcd at
Wed May 3 21:50:10 UTC 2006

Oltmann wrote:

>Hi Group,
>I have restart my Nameserver (BIND 9.2.2) and have seen in the Logfile the following messages:
>Set maximum files to -1: permission denied.
>I searched for the error messages in the archive and google, but found nothing related to this problem.
>Have anyone an idea whats wrong on my DNS Server?
Are you setting the "files" option to something explicitly, or just 
letting it default to "unlimited"?

Are you running as superuser, or as an unprivileged user?

What OS are you running on? Maybe there's some sort of quirk in BIND's 
"limits" support for that platform.

                                                   - Kevin

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