VCLD-67-000001 - VAMI must limit the number of simultaneous requests.


Denial of service (DOS) is one threat against web servers. Many DoS attacks attempt to consume web server resources in such a way that no more resources are available to satisfy legitimate requests. Mitigation against these threats is to take steps to limit the number of resources that can be consumed in certain ways.

VAMI provides the 'maxConnections' attribute of the to limit the number of concurrent TCP connections. This comes preconfigured with a tested, supported value that must be verified and maintained.


Navigate to and open /opt/vmware/etc/lighttpd/lighttpd.conf.

Add or reconfigure the following value:

server.max-connections = 1024

Supportive Information

The following resource is also helpful.

This security hardening control applies to the following category of controls within NIST 800-53: Access Control.This control applies to the following type of system Unix.