We are using Apache 1.3 and have these values set:
Yesterday, a user must have been leaning against the enter key and created over 200 processes causing the web server user 'nobody' to reach its max process limit and start giving the error 'can't spawn child' to new requests. What settings can I use to prevent this from occurring. Is there a setting that will just lock out the offender and not affect anyone else? I believe our AIX is set to allow 300, but read that httpd.h allows 256.