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SubjectRe: inodes + strobe + unusable system
Just a idle question where you root when you ran these processes?

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On Wed, 17 Feb 1999, Mark Harburn wrote:

> Hi,
> I was playing around on my system at home the other day, it seemed when
> i loaded up say 40-50 copies of strobe, strobe -f'ing a host elswhere on
> my network that strobe ate all the inodes on my system. The system was
> left for 6 hours to see if it could recover, but kept on saying "no inodes
> free - contact linus" or similar (the actual syslog messages was in the
> last e-mail regarding inodes i sent). . All process's on the system
> where fork'ing or core dumping when i tried them. even when i tried to
> reboot it fork'd 6-10 times. A reboot did fix the system, howeve rremotly
> their was no access during those six hours.
>
> I was wondering if there's anything to stop this "DOS" like attack on a
> system. As i'm still trying to determine what caused it on my system, as
> their doesn't seem to be any copies of strobe on it.....
>
>
> Thank's for your time.
>
> Mark Harburn.
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