>Can someone tell me the maximum number of telnet sessions a linux box
>can support at one time please.
>Also can you give me an idea of the hardware needs to support this
>number of sessions
It all depends on:
a) How much hardware there is,
b) What *precisely* is being done in these telnet sessions.
For instance, telnet sessions that are being used to allow users to
spawn GNU Emacs processes are liable to consume rather a lot of memory
There is no ready generalization here; it's roughly equivalent to
asking the question:
"I want to run MS Windows. How many windows could I have open at
once, and how much hardware do I need to support that?"
which permits *vast* variations in stats depending on whether those
a) Many instances of Notepad, or
b) Separate instances of MS Access.
"Sigh. I like to think it's just the Linux people who want to be on the
`leading edge' so bad they walk right off the precipice."
-- Craig E. Groeschel