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SubjectRe: Linux Kernel 2.0.x/2.2.x local Denial of Service attack

On Sun, 9 Jan 2000, Alan Cox wrote:

> > The point now is, that many Linux distributions ship with no resource
> > limitations activated by default, and a lot of administrators don't know
> > about them or how to enable them. By raising public attention to this
> > problem you bring many administrators to raise the barrier by enforcing
> > resource limits, which is good.
> Agreed.
> > On the other hand, Unix wasn't build for DoS-users, and I'm sure Alan is
> > able to crash mostly anything. But using resource limits anyway is a good
> > thing and any admin should use them.
> > I can't think of what is bad about saying this.
> I'd love to eventually get Linux to the point it has resource management
> equal to VM/CMS, but not if it turns into CMS 8)
> > it independently though), no one would know it today. So please don't
> > blame me that I cannot read 250++ mails per day just to ensure we don't
> > release something already known to some people.
> Nod
Isn't it possble to have sth. like FreeBSD?
I mean linux already has something like MIN_TAKS_LEFT_FOR_ROOT (or such:)
so the same thing should be possible for memory?
How does BSD the protection against such attacks?


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