Subject: Re: denial of service shell script
To: Emmanuel Dreyfus <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <email@example.com>
Date: 12/18/2001 19:40:59
Emmanuel Dreyfus wrote:
> The following script used to crash NetBSD and OpenBSD a few years ago, I
> just tested it on -current, just to check that it was fixed, and it
> seems to turn into a nice denial of service script now. After it ran,
> process table is full, and it seems I'm bound to reboot to fix things.
If you look into kern/kern_fork.c, non-root are not allowed
to fill the proc table completely, but root is.
'Don't run fork bombs as root'.
Jaromir Dolecek <jdolecek@NetBSD.org> http://www.NetBSD.org/Ports/i386/ps2.html
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