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Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx/MSIE denial-of-service

From: Wayne Buttles
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx/MSIE denial-of-service
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 1997 16:40:03 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 11 Mar 1997, Larry W. Virden, x2487 wrote:

> > though viewing a file of infinite length. This has caused a modem
> > connection to drop using MSIE, and slowed a Linux system using lynx to a
> > crawl due to exhaustion of memory. Both processes were aborted before any
> > further damage was caused.
> What is a file of 'infinite length'? 

ln -s /dev/zero ~/www/index.html

Hopefully no one is running -traverse -crawl unattended on a student web
server ;-)


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