Re: Forking shell bombs

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Tue Jul 08 2003 - 17:25:01 EST

On Maw, 2003-07-08 at 18:18, Max Valdez wrote:
> I set the ulimit -u 1791
> and the box keeps running(2.4.20-gentoo-r5) , but we still need the
> problem corrected, any other user can run ther DOS and crash the box, is
> there any way to set ulimits for all users fixed ??, not by sourcein a
> bashrc or something like that ?? because the user can delete the line on
> .bashrc and thats it

You can set the limits using the pam limits module and set the hard
limit so the user cannot revert it. Or with -ac just set no overcommit
and it seems fine

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