Protecting against fork bombs

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Sat Apr 5 19:44:36 PST 2003

On 2003-04-05 13:59, Adam <blueeskimo at> wrote:
>On Sat, 2003-04-05 at 13:22, Dirk-Willem van Gulik wrote:
>> 	ulimit -u 100
>> does not do that for you adequately enough (or setting the same in
>> /etc/login.conf (field maxproc)) ??
> I suppose ulimit would do the trick .. Are there any standard guidelines
> for how many processes to allow? This box is 1.5GHz Athlon, 512mb RAM,
> 1024mb swap ..

Anything above 100 should probably be fine for individual users, even if
they want to run X11.  You can always experiment and increase as needed.

- Giorgos

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