Re: fork bomb protection
On Fri, 1 Feb 2002 06:16, martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach Thedore Knab <email@example.com> [2002.01.31.1922 +0100]:
> > Is there a way in the 2.4.17 kernel to prevent fork bombs from crashing
> > a system ?
> have a look at the kernel patches at www.grsecurity.net. i believe
> a debian package is in the works.
I first packaged the kernel patch for that in November last year. I have
since passed it on to Jonathan McDowell. See
> but ulimit can also do wonders...
Ulimit is that this person needs.
> > I fear the students from the Operating Systems class.
> everyone does. and every students fears the operating systems class :)
Wimps. When in OS class I killed two major time-sharing machines (the main
staff machine and the main student machine) on a Friday night. The student
machine was down for the entire weekend and caused dozens of students to be
unable to complete their assignments on time. ;)
I'd like to teach an OS class at uni. I'd divide the class into two groups.
One group of sys-admins the other hostile-users, then they change sides at
half time. It would be fun for everyone!
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