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john maclean
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 2:14 pm    Post subject: Report says "*nix boxes may be vulnerable" Reply with quote

Check this out; http://www.securityfocus.com/column...08?ref=rssdebia I think that this geezer is saying that the default setting in most kernels are leads to boxes that are suscepible to forkbombing. This true? Not losing sleep over this article - I remember kazim and jeba saying stopping any services that you don't need is enough.

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jebba
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, someone has to have a local account on your box to fork bomb it. And it's not hard to figure out who the fork bomber is. So basically, I wouldn't worry about it unless you're an ISP with 100s of users with shell accounts. If you need to, then edit this file: /etc/security/limits.conf See also ulimit.

The article itself seems quite trollish....

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