That 'newgroup' DOS thing....

Russ Allbery rra at
Wed Dec 8 21:25:28 UTC 1999

Charles Gregory <cgregory at> writes:

> I didn't see any commentary on this list about the flood of 'hipcrime'
> faked newgroup control messages. We had to sit through the flood,
> watching it load down our news server with newgroup processes.

controlchan handles these kinds of floods without any trouble at all.
It's the reason why using controlchan is strongly recommended over using
the original INN control message parsing.

Russ Allbery (rra at         <URL:>

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