F15 - status of /run/user, /dev/shm, and potential for a DoS attack

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Wed May 18 18:41:15 UTC 2011

On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 03:41, JB <jb.1234abcd at gmail.com> wrote:

> Is Fedora's policy to ship a product that has a known, proven, and discussed
> DoS attack venue with this potential implication ?

Is this a strawman question or some other rhetorical device.

But to answer the strawman then the answer would be yes and has been
since before Fedora 1. There are a ton of ways to DOS a system out of
the door and have been since the beginning of Linux and most Linux
distributions do nothing about them because the solutions have
side-effects that peeve off users and those who worry about it can fix
it themselves. The /dev/shm has been a problem for over a decade.. and
has been brought up fairly regular in that time.

Stephen J Smoogen.
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