[Planetlab-users] Auto DoS: URGENT
smuir at CS.Princeton.EDU
Mon Apr 26 10:07:46 EDT 2004
i have killed all of your processes on most of the nodes that you listed,
still cleaning up the last few by hand.
On Mon, 26 Apr 2004, Luis Garces-Erice wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> I have distributed a very simple client-server program through a large
> number of planetlab machines The servers apparently have gone down, and
> are not responding any more. The problem is that the clients, because of
> a programming error, are waiting in an infinite loop, and have become
> "fork bombs".
> I still have access to the machines, but I cannot do anything:
> vsh-2.05$ killall -9 planetlab_udpeer
> vsh: fork: Resource temporarily unavailable
> I hope this has not affected other users on the same machines (through
> virtual machine separation). I attach the list of possibly concerned
> My user name is eurecom_garces. To all administrators, please kill all
> my processes.
> I apologize for this inconvenience, and thank you for your comprehension.
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