bad news typo and u2t forking madly

Eating Before Swimming (mathboy@sizone.org)
Sat, 17 May 1997 00:03:36 -0400 (EDT)


I dont think its a good idea to type this by mistake:

./deschall-client-for-my-box proxy.server.address 80

which I did, while the keyserver was down/busy:

I found :
recvfrom: Connection refused

all over my screen, and about 80 or more deschall clients in my process
table. Scary.

Is this sposta happen?

This is particularly bad news for my u2t proxy - it spawned about
80 copies of itself as well and locked the machine down SOOO hard it
too me 15 minutes to login. I am lucky the machine didnt crash,
it would be many many hours before I could coordinate the people
in my effort to manually go to another server of mine, since they're
away for the weekend or just out tonight or otherwise.

I actually got:

Cannot fork
Cannot fork

in the proxy log. :(

Any way to keep it from fork()ing madly?

/kc

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