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Why are ulimit values not being set properly upon SSH (Secure Shell) login?

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • You have specified values in /etc/security/limits.conf. However, they are not being set when a user logs in through SSH (Secure Shell).
  • If a user logs in locally or through telnet, the limits are set properly.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

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