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Re: [hylafax-users] faxmail fork bomb

* Ole Kaas <obk@xxxxxx> [100422 11:10]:
> Hello,
> We received today an email in our email to fax gateway that turned faxmail into a fork bomb. It seems that it kept trying to decode the same attachment again and again - forking a new child every time. Maybe it would be a good idea to somehow limit the maximum number of forks that faxmail will do before giving up? Then we can try to find out if there's a bug in faxmail or the (MS generated) mail is malformed.   


Any chance you have a copy of that email?   If so, I'ld love to get and
see what the bug is..  faxmqil shouldn't just recurse indefinately on a
message, it should be exactly proportional to the size of the mail
message (and the maximum number of mime parts a message of size $X can

Are you using plain faxmail, or using some wrapper scripts?


Aidan Van Dyk                                             aidan@xxxxxxxx
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iFAX Solutions, Inc.                                http://www.ifax.com/

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