Aphro, > i have found that ulimit works very well with apache. i have my default > ulimit set to a max of 12 processes per user, but with apache i gotta > increase it to 40-50 before i start it or it may puke with cannot spawn > child process on some cgis. How do you ulimit apache? Editing /etc/init.d/apache and adding ulimit commands at the top? I just played with the RLimit directives and they work out pretty well. Check them out! -- p.