Ramanraj K wrote on Sat, Jan 10, 2004 at 07:02:21PM +0530:try this:
| argv. While giving these a try, my X crashed. I had to use the
| pure console environment, and found that many programs like audio
| servers use
the main exploitation thata fork bomb does is to get the kernel busy
doing fork()s. running a million emacs, sure, would make the system
"busy" but plain fork() would be more effective than a fork() coupled
with disk reads (of which most will come from the cache, a couple of
,----f better options are not available, this is the only option that will
| the immediate solution is the approach of the Law: block the user who
| wantonly runs a fb to cripple or waste a system and its resources.
Thats there, but the downtime that your server faced might mean $$, to
some. Protetion is of importance (so is the case with viruses, for
thats the topic we were dealing with). There are a million cures (one
of which is, even, reinstallation!).