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FreeBSD + ircII + purepak.irc = reboot
From: Danny.Harris () DTECHS COM (Daniel Harris)
Date: Wed, 8 Apr 1998 19:03:14 -0500


When playing around with on a private irc server one day, I rebooted a
FreeBSD 2.2.5-stable web server which I am the assistant sys-admin.
Thinking this was a fluke, I tried it again, and it happened again.  I
looked at my current system limits (limits -h in a tcsh shell) and found my
file descriptors were limited to 4142.  I loaded ircII (2.9-roof) with
purepak.irc 2.07.  I then did:

          /bot massmake 1000 Blah servername.

After about 2 minutes the machine rebooted again.  I have tested this with 2
other freebsd machines (2.2.5-stable and 2.2.6-stable) with the same
success.

When my descriptors where tuned down from above 200, I would not crash it
anymore.


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Daniel Harris
MIS Assistant - Digital Techniques, Inc.
daniel.harris () dtechs com
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