fork bomb attack

Alan Cox alan at
Sat Mar 19 21:03:55 UTC 2005

On Sat, Mar 19, 2005 at 05:04:54PM +0100, Kyrre Ness Sjobak wrote:
> I tried reporting it, but it was closed as a "configuration error". Oh
> dear, having somebody walk up to your (wireless) nettwork, connecting a
> laptop with hostname "localhost" sharing a printer, and pressing print
> on one of the connected public terminals (which, just to make it funny,

Whoever closed it IMHO made a mistake (or failed to include enough info on
what was wrong with your configuration). I've forwarded it on to vendor-sec
for analysis/comment.


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