MaxSessions option in sshd_config

Surya Santosh suryasantu at
Wed Aug 17 01:51:55 EST 2011


I need information regarding MaxSessions option in sshd_config. As i
understand, it defines the maximum number of channels that can be opened at
any point of time between two hosts that are connected over SSH. The default
value for this option is 10 in openSSH. What all needs to be considered if i
want to increase this value? Are there any security concerns with increase
of this value or does memory usage of SSHD increases? Please help.

Thanks in Advance,

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