Limits the number of instances of the uusched and uucico daemons that can run simultaneously.
The /etc/uucp/Maxuuscheds file limits the number of instances of the Basic Networking Utilities (BNU) uusched daemons that can run simultaneously. Since each instance of the uusched daemon is associated with one instance of the uucico daemon, the file limits the instances of the uucico daemon in a similar way. This file is used in conjunction with the lock files in the /etc/locks directory to determine the number of systems currently being polled. Use this file to help manage system resources and load averages.
The Maxuuscheds file contains an ASCII number that can be changed for your installation. The default is 2. The larger the number, the greater the potential load on the local system. In any case, the limit should always be less than the number of outgoing lines used by BNU.
The Maxuuscheds file requires neither configuration nor maintenance, unless the system on which it is installed is contacted frequently and heavily by users on remote systems.
This file is part of the Basic Networking Utilities Program (BNU) in BOS Extensions 1.
|/etc/locks directory||Contains lock files that prevent multiple uses of devices and multiple calls to systems.|
|/etc/uucp directory||Contains some of the configuration files for BNU, including the Maxuuscheds file.|
The uucico daemon.
Configuring BNU, Understanding the BNU File and Directory Structure, Understanding the BNU Daemons in AIX 5L Version 5.1 System Management Guide: Communications and Networks.