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    SubjectRe: forkbombing Linux distributions
    On Sat, 2005-03-26 at 10:37 +0000, Tux wrote:
    > I'm confused, are hard limits to RLIMIT_NPROC imposed on services
    > spawned by init before a user logs in?

    There are no "hard" limits to RLIMIT_NPROC. However, on fork, childern
    inherits the parents limits. Non-root users can not raise the limit,
    just lower it. So unless limits are set in the bootscripts, the defaults
    set in kernel/fork.c will be used on services.

    Natanael Copa

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