Re: Crashing Linux? :-?

Alan Cox (
Sun, 17 Nov 1996 00:00:58 +0000 (GMT)

> I got this from Bugtraq list. It didn't crash my box (packet sent
> to I haven't tried others. I'm running 2.1.10 kernel.
> (--------------------- ascend-kill.c Start ------------------------------)

Not suprising. Its a program that takes out all the various bits of Ascend
kit remotely from anywhere in the world. Unlike the ping bug someone else
is going to be doing all the frantic upgrades and fixes this time.

BTW _DO_ try these sort of fun programs against your own test linux boxes.
Linux networking code is written from scratch but the ping bug and others
prove we all make variants of the same mistakes.