I am running Debian 6 and I am trying to increase the file descriptor limit but it does not want to work. This is what I have done:
/etc/sysctl.conf by adding
fs.file-max = 64000 at the end and applied the changes using
I then edited
/etc/security/limits.conf and added the following lines:
* soft nofile 64000 and
* hard nofile 64000.
Now when I execute
ulimit -Hn and
ulimit -Sn I still see 1024. I rebooted the server and I still get the same result. What have I failed to do?