2 Mar 2005 Physicman   » (Journeyer)


Apparently the problems we encountered this week-end with the server were related to vulnerable awstat.pl scripts. The chroot system prevented the script to do any harm (or at least none I could find); but wasted *lots* of memory with the unfortunate result of having the OOM Killer killing apache and ssh and thus render the server somewhat useless...

I'll try to find some time to investigate ways of limiting access to physical memory from the chroots to avoid these kind of problems in the future...

Post FOSDEM 2005

Pictures from the event are coming in from all places ;)

Here a number of pics from the Hurd people:

Here are those of Michael Banck, here those of Ognyan Kulev (I think) and here are those of Barry de Freese.

And here and here are a couple of the #linuxbe people.

Again, it was really nice to be able to put faces on people's (nick)names :)


I was finally able to migrate to our new newsreader server. So far it has been much smoother than I expected. Hmm... something must be wrong ;) Well, maybe this is just the consequence of fewer residential customers... All the better for those still bearing with us ;)

On another note, my collegue Laurent is now father for the second time. Congratulations pal :)

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