System Administration Guide: Network Services

UUCP /etc/uucp/Limits File

The /etc/uucp/Limits file controls the maximum number of simultaneous uucicos, uuxqts, and uuscheds that are running in the uucp networking. In most situations, the default values are acceptable and no changes are needed. If you want to change them, however, use any text editor.

The format of the Limits file is as follows:

service=x max=y:

x can be uucico, uuxqt or uusched, and y is the limit that is permitted for that service. The fields can be in any order and in lowercase.

The following entries should most commonly be used in the Limits file:

service=uucico max=5 
service=uuxqt max=5 
service=uusched max=2 

The example allows five uucicos, five uuxqts, and two uuscheds to run on your machine.