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

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Lynx/MSIE denial-of-service
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 1997 16:16:50 -0600 (CST)

On Tue, 11 Mar 1997, Wayne Buttles wrote:
> 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

(Linux:) The 'z' key doesn't work to interrupt that one, but ^C still
does.  A good reason for not trapping ^C...


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