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Re: Sucerity Related: Disable a Forkbomb.
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- Subject: Re: Sucerity Related: Disable a Forkbomb.
- From: "STeve Andre'" <andres_(_at_)_msu_(_dot_)_edu>
- Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 15:33:08 -0400
But ramping the number of processes downwards is only a partial solution,
isn't it? I mean, say you've set the limit at 40. Vandal gets on and copies
his cookbook's fork code, and runs it. It's limited to 40 processes at a time,
but still, the fork bomb is running, isn't it? Creating a huge load on the
So while it won't kill the system outright, it will still be very noticeable.
At 12:22 PM 9/25/00 -0700, David Terrell wrote:
OpenBSD sets default userlimits which prevent users from having more
than n processes (n is 80 by default).
We don't need any addons, patches, random source downloaded off the net,
or anything else to prevent this kind of thing.
On Sun, Sep 24, 2000 at 07:31:49PM +0200, Sacha Ligthert wrote:
> Hoi OpenBSD-ppl,
> Small question.
> Is there a way to disable a forkbomb loading up??
> For Linux you have all sorts of things. Like Rex Forkbomb Defuser and
> alike. Are there any alternatives??
> Sacha Ligthert
> A nice utility appeared in Version 6 AT&T UNIX.
> (man 1 nice)
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