vsftpd starting large numbers of sub-processes
We have been running a vsftpd daemon on our
server for several years without problems.
In the last few days the vsftpd has started firing
up mulitple sub-processes. This results in large
amounts of traffic on our network. No configuration
changes have been made to the server in many months.
1) Is this a DOS or a problem with vsftpd
2) Can I prevent this from recurring?
Redhat Linux Release 9
Yes. Its way old! Nothing I can do about that.