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Re: Very large font size crashing X Font Server and Grounding Server to a Halt (was: remote DoS in Mozilla 1.0)
From: "Rob Mayoff" <mayoff () dqd com>
Date: 13 Jun 2002 14:02:16 -0500

+---------- On Jun 13, Federico Sevilla III said:
Suggestions on how to work around this on multiple levels would definitely
be appreciated.

You could start by using basic Unix resource limits: run xfs as a
non-root user and set its data segment limit.  For example:

    ulimit -d 16384
    exec su xfs -c '/usr/bin/X11/xfs -nodaemon'

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