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Re: CPSR #8: identd Denial of Service
From: cjs () PORTAL CA (Curt Sampson)
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 1997 11:19:41 -0700
Two notes regarding this:
1. I can't get the exploit to work under NetBSD-current or NetBSD-1.2.
It makes hundreds of connections, but I still have only one identd
running, and it's not spinning.
2. A few years back, when NetBSD's identd had a bug in it that
would cause it to spin all on its own, I didn't even notice a half
a dozen of these running on a 486. When I saw them in a ps or saw
the load aerage go up to 6 I'd go and kill them, so I never tested
how many I needed to run to even start to notice any performance
degradation. But it was a lot more than 3.