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Maximum number of users exceeded;

Hi,

I am getting this error when I try to login to a VMS 6.2 system with a user account that has default privileges (netmbx and tmpmbx) either via decnet (set host) or Telnet. The system has an unlimitted user license so that should not be the problem.

I noticed some other strange behaviour....

1) During some periods in the day - mostly in the afternoon, the system lets me login.

2) If I give the account OPER privilege, it always lets me login.

I checked SYLOGIN.COM for anything that could possibly require extra privs but it looks fine - even skipping all the commands in SYLOGIN doesn't change the above described behaviour.

Did I miss anything? Any help would be appreciated.

regards,

Petran Bisschops.
6 REPLIES
Bojan Nemec
Honored Contributor

Re: Maximum number of users exceeded;

Petran,

Welcome to the VMS forum.

Check SET LOGINS/INTERACTIVE probably you have a restriction.

Bojan

Re: Maximum number of users exceeded;

Hi Bojan,

Thanks for your help - your suggestion was spot on!

I should have thought about this one myself -

what threw me off was that it worked with the OPER priv.

Thanks again,

Petran
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: Maximum number of users exceeded;

A user with OPER privilege can login, even when interactive logins have been set to 0, i.e. to lock out all regular users.
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Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: Maximum number of users exceeded;

Also check the system parameter RJOBLIM.
This limits the RTA terminals only.

The default of 16 is also very low (sh us/fu/noclu on each node and count the RTA's).

Wim
Wim
Bojan Nemec
Honored Contributor

Re: Maximum number of users exceeded;

Petran,

OPER privilege gives the user the privilege to login regradles of the maximum interactive logins. You have to administer the system also when you have maximum users ;)
To set up the number of users on startup insert in yours SYS$MANAGER:SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM:

$ STARTUP$INTERACTIVE_LOGINS == num

where num is the number of maximum interactive logins. You may need also to check the system parameter MAXPROCESSCNT. Check with SHOW MEMORY/SLOTS.

Bojan

Re: Maximum number of users exceeded;

Hi,

Thank you all for your quick responses. Problem solved.

Petran.