i've decided to learn to secure a linux box so i'm making a list of things to do.
it's really easy to bring a system down to a crawl by using up all the ram or processor. can i limit those? i guess the processor is not as important since it's shared equally among all users but still...
also, to prevent a forkbomb i would like to limit the number of processes a user may run.
i looked at the man page for limits and found something awfull in there
Also, please note that all limit settings are set PER LOGIN. They are not global, nor
are they permanent. Perhaps global limits will come, but for now this will have to do
i don't think that's funny.
is there a way to limit the number of logins? ssh or telnet?