[rescue] Re: Biggest Drive usable in SS5?
Doctor Obnox Son of a Bitch
rescue at sunhelp.org
Thu Aug 30 15:33:08 CDT 2001
David Cantrell, reeling from the shock, managed on Thu, Aug 30, 2001 at 03:21:04PM -0500 to scrawl:
> Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 20:12:20 +0100
> From: David Cantrell <david at cantrell.org.uk>
> To: rescue at sunhelp.org
> Subject: Re: [rescue] Re: Biggest Drive usable in SS5?
> Reply-To: rescue at sunhelp.org
> BSD Bob wrote:
> > Well, if there is no X and no Mozilla and no gaudy addins, you
> > gotta be handling a lot of mail or newsfeed to fill up a 1 gig
> > drive.
> It only takes one person to abuse your server to fill it up. As I found
> to my cost when someone started using my leafnode news server for getting
> at some ... interesting ... gropus.
> I'd been a good boy and tweaked the packet filtering to disallow any
> connections to the server from anything other than my own network,
> installed it, and everything was Doing The Right Thing. A couple of
> weeks later I rebooted to use a new kernel, and a few days later, some
> Estonian student had filled my disk with ... wait for it ...
alt.nospam.female.bodyhair is so much better.
> Yes, I'd forgotten to put the new packet filter rule into the startup
> scripts. I won't be making *that* mistake again.
> David Cantrell | david at cantrell.org.uk | http://www.cantrell.org.uk/david
> If a job's worth doing, it's worth dieing for
Amazing how threads can wander from the original topic :)
"Stupidity is the devil. Look in the eye of a chicken and you'll know. It's
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