[CentOS] Regarding fork bomb in a CentOS 4.4 Server!

Tue Apr 24 19:27:48 UTC 2007
Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com>

On 4/24/07, israel.garcia at cimex.com.cu <israel.garcia at cimex.com.cu> wrote:

> My last question is?
> Why is not CentOS configured by default to aboid this known thigs?

Because there are 1000's of different uses for linux systems. What
works for a file server might not work for a DNS server or a
webserver, so how do you pick a default value which works for all of

It's far easier to let the admin set up the box the way they want
without putting arbitrary process limitations into the mix.

All this aside, the easy answer is: Because that's the way Upstream
ships their distro, and we aim to be as similar to that as possible.

So there you have 3 separate answers to that question. Pick whichever
one suits you best.

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
George Orwell