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Re: ypserv core dump



And while you're changing your passwords, let me suggest not using
your last name as any part of it.  Password crackers catch that
quickly. :)

 - Dave

On Mon, Sep 06, 1999 at 03:19:55AM -0700, Jason Downs wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Most of us on misc@openbsd.org really don't appreciate receiving core files
> in our mail boxes.  All they do is waste an incredible amount of bandwidth.
> 
> Also, I guess you didn't realize that ypserv would, as a matter of course,
> have portions of the maps it was serving in it's memory.  And now those
> map portions, including many of your own encrypted passwords and usernames,
> are sitting in many hundred of people's email boxes, just waiting for the
> mildly curious to run strings(1) on the core file that you've so kindly
> mailed to them.
> 
> I certainly hope none of your machines are directly connected to the
> Internet.
> 
> In message <Pine.BSF.3.96.990906172157.9249A-101000@mickey.willowglen.com.my>,
> 	Cindy Ding writes:
> >Hi,
> >
> >I've been running OpenBSD on Pentium II 450MHz as our file server, as well
> >as NIS server for about half year.  However, in the past couple of weeks,
> >the YP server has been dropped a few core dumps, one of which I put in the
> >attachment.
> >
> >Since YP server was not compiled with -g, gdb is not very helpful. I've
> >just installed a ypserv with -g compiled, maybe I can get another core
> >dump in a few days.
> >
> >I didn't change anything on the NIS server, except we have more and more
> >LAN users. Is it possible that the YP server can not handle the load, or
> >some limit is too small for a LAN of more than 20 users? A 20-user-LAN is
> >quite a small one.  Is it a known bug, or I'm just the unlucky one.
> >
> >I'm running OpenBSD 2.5, but not current.  Thanks.
> 
> --
> Jason Downs
> downsj@downsj.com
> 
> 		    Think securely.  http://www.openbsd.org/

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