> I have inherited a bunch of systems and a user has complained that all
> he gets is 256 Fds under solaris 8 rather than the 1024 he gets under
> solaris 7 on a different box... if I run uliit on the sol 8 box I get
> "unlimited" returned so I don;t quite understand where his limit of
> 256 FDs is coming from...

% ulimit -a
nofiles(descriptors) 256
% ulimit -n 1024
% ulimit -a
nofiles(descriptors) 1024

See "man ulimit"