Re: Client sqlplus SELECT + SPOOL knocks down server network

From: joel garry <>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 13:14:03 -0700 (PDT)
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On Mar 14, 12:29 pm, Frank van Bortel <> wrote:
> joel garry wrote:
> [snip]
> > reflect the manly DIY mindset of building an OS, endlessly recompiling
> > the kernel with different modules and tacking on mysteriously updated
> > drivers that you supposedly should be able to read and understand the
> > C source to.
> You do not recompile with modules - you either
> have functionality compiled into the kernel,
> or you have a modularized system. A mix is
> possible, of course: most hardware compiled into
> the kernel, some modules used.

Yes, my sloppy mistake. I've kinda drawn back from linux since I got rootkitted about 7-8 years ago. I thought the mix was the current zeitgeist.

> When everything is compiled into the kernel, this is know
> as a monolithic kernel - useful for firewalls, routers
> and the like - modules are not supported because of possible
> security flaws.
> Adding a module to the kernel is done with the modprobe
> command - it probes the hardware in order to find out if
> the module should be activated.
> Generally, the kernel is bloated with support for hardware
> you do not have installed - compiling a new kernel usually
> will give you a much smaller kernel, resulting in faster boot,
> and better response time without having to sacrifice anything.

Thanks for a clear description.


-- is bogus.
So, what is it auditors do again?
Received on Fri Mar 14 2008 - 15:14:03 CDT

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