Shell Fork Bomb Protection
For WHM version 11.40
(Home >> Security Center >> Shell Fork Bomb Protection
This feature will prevent users with terminal access (SSH
or Telnet) from using up the system’s resources and potentially crashing your web server via a malicious attack known as a fork bomb.
Fork bombs work by starting a cascade of small processes that duplicate themselves until the server’s resources are depleted. WHM includes this feature to protect your server against fork bombs.
To enable or disable shell fork bomb
- Click Enable Protection or Disable Protection.
After you have enabled shell fork bomb
protection, the following limits are available to better protect the server:
|| Limits the maximum size of core files created.
|| Limits the maximum size of a process's data segment.
|| Limits the maximum resident set size.
|| Limits the maximum number of open-file descriptors.
|| Limits the maximum stack size.
|| Limits the maximum number of processes available to a single user.
|| The amount of virtual memory available for the process.
: The "u" option limits bash shell
users (default for cPanel users) to 35 processes each.
Topic revision: r9 - 12 Feb 2013 - 21:03:33 - Main.ColinShannon