Re: Memory blowout

From: Edward Henigin <>
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 12:55:39 -0500

        I just wanted to relay what someone I know did, as part of
a bad joke.

        On April 1st, he announced a new version of an IRC client.
He put up a link on his web page to something like 'irc202.tar.gz' or
somesuch, but that link was a symlink to /dev/zero. Anyone attempting
to download that file would get a never ending stream of zeros. They
could start the download at night, go to bed, and wake up with a full
hard drive.

        The point is, I think something like this could kill your
squid, too, depending on how it's configured....


On Mon, Aug 25, 1997 at 11:23:34AM +0100, James R Grinter said:
> I think I've seen this happen with a large never-ending 'server push' object.
Received on Mon Aug 25 1997 - 11:00:28 MDT

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