Kern.maxfiles limit exceeded by uid 62 please see tuning(7)
I'm using pfSense 2.0.3-RELEASE (i386), error is displayed when there are a few users to connect.
kern.maxfiles limit exceeded by uid 62 please see tuning(7)
What causes problems? How to solve the problem?
Nobody can help?
Well, the error message is pretty much self-explanatory. Are you running some package that opens many files (e.g. squid) ?
On my system, uid 62 is proxy. You can check which process(es) are responsible, by running the following command on CLI
ps aux|fgrep proxy
The obvious solution would be to increase kern.maxfiles, by going to webGUI System -> Advanced -> System Tunables, assuming your system has enough RAM to handle it.
PS: Although many pfSense users run the squid package, my opinion is that if you have more than a few (~20) users it'd be best both for security and performance/reliability reasons to use an external caching proxy, appropriately sized & tuned (fs + kernel).