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SubjectRe: NT vulnerable to attack on CPU

On Thu, 19 Dec 1996, Oskar Pearson wrote:

>
> > _Old problem _
> >
> > Hogging the CPU is one of the oldest known forms of denial of service
> > attack. So old, in fact, that many operating systems have developed a
> > defense. Many forms of Unix allow administrators to set limits on CPU
> > usage by user - limiting any one user to 50 percent of available CPU
> > cycles, for example.
> >
> > Almost all forms of Unix also automatically decrease the priority of
> > the highest-priority processes when applications become starved for
> > CPU time, which is the opposite of what Windows NT does.
> >

Once again bitten by insisting on re-inventing Unix and doing so badly.

-Dave

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David Bezold Fluke Corporation
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