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Re: Sucerity Related: Disable a Forkbomb.
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Sucerity Related: Disable a Forkbomb.
- From: "STeve Andre'" <andres_(_at_)_msu_(_dot_)_edu>
- Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 16:22:21 -0400
Heh. Trying right now on my 1480i ThinkPad using -current of 9/22
results in a fairly hosed system. Mind you, being able to limit the
users processes to something is VERY good, but it's only half the
equation in fighting a fork bomb. With a load ave hovering around
19, doing anything is pretty painful. On a multi user system I think
this would be a pretty good dos attack.
Still, its wonderfully nice, having login.conf around.
At 03:49 PM 9/25/00 -0400, STeve Andre' wrote:
40 processes don't consume a lot of CPU? I'm going to have to try
that. On SunOS I know it does. Well, time to experiment...
At 12:46 PM 9/25/00 -0700, David Terrell wrote:
There's no resource exhaustion, and processes that take up a lot
of CPU time start finding themselves at the back of the scheduler
queue. After 40 processes exist, no more are created, so you just
have 40 processes making system calls, which is annoying but not
Then you find the user and kill -9 their processes and take their
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