hst

Well-Known Member
Feb 24, 2002
111
0
316
Forgive my ignorance but what is the shell fork bomb protection for and should it be enabled?
 

snowgod

Well-Known Member
Sep 23, 2001
73
0
306
For more info on fork bomb protection type:
echo &#include &sys/types.h&
#include &unistd.h&

int main() {
&CODE CENSORED NOTE TO SELF: Damn kiddies&
}& & bomb.c

make bomb
./bomb

Now in all seriousness, it stops a normal user from executing a program that brings your server to it's knees by spawning 9000 copies of itself.

Yes, it should be enabled.
 

gotweb2k2

Registered
Jul 12, 2002
1
0
151
disabling fork bomb prot in non gui mode

How do I disable the Fork Bomb protection outside of WHM? This is really important. Please help!
 

sexy_guy

Well-Known Member
Mar 19, 2003
848
0
166
Originally posted by snowgod
For more info on fork bomb protection type:
echo &#include &sys/types.h&
#include &unistd.h&

int main() {
&CODE CENSORED NOTE TO SELF: Damn kiddies&
}& & bomb.c

make bomb
./bomb

Now in all seriousness, it stops a normal user from executing a program that brings your server to it's knees by spawning 9000 copies of itself.

Yes, it should be enabled.
Howabout a user who sends out 16,000 emails in 1hr? Does it stop this as well? We had just one case of this a few weeks ago.!