RE: Defcon Bill

Josh Cohen (
Wed, 22 Apr 1998 14:22:28 -0700

re: crappy stack cant stand teardrop..

funny, my redhat linux did a kernel panic and went
into potted plant mode 5 days ago from a nestea attack.
Shame on those linux developers for being vulnerable to
that attack!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joachim Feise []
> Sent: Wednesday, April 22, 1998 12:00 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Defcon Bill
> Robert Harley wrote:
> >
> > A pawn of the Evil Empire wrote:
> > >>Gives a new meaning to 'blue screen of death'.
> > >Like, "panic: freeing free inode" is any better? Give me a break.
> >
> > I fail to see a connexion between a file-system error and a total
> > O.S. meltdown. Perhaps a better analogy would be "kernel panic".
> > I've read about such a thing but in ten years of Unixing I've never
> > seen one (nor have I seen "freeing free inode" for that matter).
> You would have seen kernel panic if you did kernel hacking.
> That's the only time
> I've seen a kernel panic in Linux.
> My last BSOD in NT was when the last Teardrop 2 attacker hit
> a couple weeks
> back.
> So in this case the problem was not bad memory, but the guys
> at MS who are
> unable to write a decent IP driver.
> Besides, this "bad memory" thing is just a lame excuse. Unix
> works without
> problems on the same machines.
> -JoeF