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    SubjectRe: Forking shell bombs
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    On Maw, 2003-07-08 at 19:55, Charles Cazabon wrote:
    > Ryan Underwood <nemesis-lists@icequake.net> wrote:
    > >
    > > [Fork bomb] and watch linux die. (2.4.21 stock)
    >
    > That's what per-user process limits are for. Doesn't matter if it's a
    > shellscript or something else; any system without limits set is vulnerable.

    In general turning on vm overcommit protection on a -ac tree should
    be sufficient - per user limits are better

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