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SubjectRe: fork() DoS?
On Fri, Mar 22, 2002 at 09:16:00AM -0600, Little, John wrote:
> I'm really not a programmer, just learning, but was able to bring the system
> to it's knees. This is a redhat 7.2 kernel. Is there anyway of preventing
> this?

There are some kernel-patches existing which limit the number of allowed
forks per second. But there is a much shorter way for launching a

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