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Re: tmpwatch: local DoS : fork()bomb as root
From: Lukasz Trabinski <lukasz () LT WSISIZ EDU PL>
Date: Sat, 9 Sep 2000 18:12:53 +0200

On Sat, 9 Sep 2000, zenith parsec wrote:

Make a directory 6000 deep in /tmp

slocate also segfaults on that directory.
$ ./a 
to delete all the ./A/A/A/A/..... directories you own.

Generally, you can set quota limit for inode-softlimit and inode-hardlimit
(you should set it for /tmp filesystem, when you have users on your

For example:

inodes in use: 1, limits (soft =512 , hard = 1024),

Then user can not create more than 1024 files or directories, Of course 
you can set more restrictive limits. :-)

*[ Łukasz Trąbiński ]*
SysAdmin @wsisiz.edu.pl

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