[TUHS] hello, world

A. P. Garcia a.phillip.garcia at gmail.com
Tue Dec 27 11:08:26 AEST 2011

When I worked at a university, one of our linux web servers crashed one
day. In place of /dev/null was a history file. The last entry?

mv .bash_history /dev/null

Ah, script kiddies...
On Dec 26, 2011 3:28 PM, "A. P. Garcia" <a.phillip.garcia at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 26, 2011 at 3:11 PM, Warren Toomey <wkt at tuhs.org> wrote:
>> On Sun, Dec 25, 2011 at 08:10:04AM -0500, Norman Wilson wrote:
>> > Rather a nice tribute to Dennis and C, published
>> > in the New York Times Magazine:
>> >
>> >
>> http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/12/22/magazine/the-lives-they-lived.html?ref=magazine#view=dennis_ritchie
>> > Yes, a good reminder on the power that programming brings us. A question
>> > though: what command would "bring the system down"?
> anything that consumes too many resources, i suppose. the morris worm
> would have several copies of itself running on the same machine running a
> password cracker, using up all the cpu and bringing the system to its
> knees. hog too much memory and you could run into thrashing. even more evil
> things may include a fork bomb, perhaps? or emacs? ;-)
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