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Re: [suse-security] Classical DOS attack on Linux
  • From: "Jurriaan Kalkman" <thunder7@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 09:08:03 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <8058.212.153.94.193.1008749283.squirrel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>
> The infamous book "Unix Hater's Handbook"xi gives the following example
> of a simple DoS attack (using recursion):
>
> #!/bin/sh
> $0 &
> exec $0
>
<snip>
> Something for the kernel people to consider???!!!
>
Use ulimit to set sensible limits. If you don't, then don't
be surprised when this happens. I rememeber Alan Cox saying
something to this effect on this problem. It most certainly
is not a kernel problem.

Good luck,
Jurriaan



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