Christopher James Coleman ug97cjc at
Mon Jan 5 03:56:16 PST 2004

On Mon, 5 Jan 2004, Thomas Sutton wrote:
> Robustness could include using scripts to re-spaw essential daemons in
> the event of failure and service lockup, core support for watchdog
> timers, etc.

You do not always want to respawn a daemon on failure. This allows someone
attempting to exploit a process to try repeatedly, as everytime they are
unsuccessful you give them a new one. SegVGuard and/or GRSec have elements
built into them that stop segfaulted processes coming back up for a
specified time.


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