How to increase the max pty's on Freebsd 7.0?

Steven Hartland killing at
Wed Apr 1 11:05:22 PDT 2009

How can I increase the maximum number or ptys available on FreeBSD 7.0?

It seems that currently the machine is maxing out at 512 but there is
still loads of capacity left on the machine.

Ideally would like to double at least the number of ttys available,
any help would be most appreciated.


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