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Russ Allbery rra at stanford.edu
Sat Dec 21 02:35:22 UTC 2002


Ana B P P <anuska at udc.es> writes:

> Those days my usenet user is reciving thousand of e-mails with subject
> newgroup. It always has recived some of these but now they are too ones.

> This situation is doing my news server and the files errorlog and news.err
> are full of messages like:

> /usr/local/news/bin/control/newgroup[707332617]: cannot fork: too many
> processes
> /usr/local/news/bin/control/newgroup[538976357]: cannot fork: too many
> processes
> /usr/local/news/bin/control/newgroup[235528352]: cannot fork: too many
> processes

> How could I stop this?

You want to use controlchan, which you're probably not using.  INSTALL
contains the details.  There have been a lot of control message floods
trying to break servers lately.

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