"That which is overdesigned, too highly specific, anticipates outcome; the anticipation of outcome guarantees, if not failure, the absence of grace."
-- William Gibson, All Tomorrow's Parties
Bloody computers.

I just had mod_bonjour cause httpd to crash. This is after using it all day... I wonder if someone is spamming bad bonjour/rendevous packets. iChat doesn't seem affected, but, eh.

Commenting out the module fixed it. Here's the trace.

Killing my connection and trying to start Apache didn't help any. mod_bonjour doesn't appear to have been corrupted (md5 same as on my home machine).

That sucked.

July 20, 2005 5:11 PM

I just had the same thing happen. Same place too (strlen + 8). Weird. Any idea what was causing it?

Posted by: David A. Mellis at September 10, 2005 2:15 PM

No, I stopped caring once it was fixed. I just assumed mod_bonjour sucked and someone was spamming back packets it couldn't deal with (though I didn't see any evidence of that sniffing traffic immediately afterwards).

The same thing can be done with AFP using netatalk. Eventually netatalk says something AFP doesn't like and it crashes the daemon.

Took anywhere from 3-7 hours usually. I never got a good packet dump on that, either, so I just worked around it.


Posted by: bda at September 10, 2005 5:06 PM

Also, the Apple forums (discussions.info.apple.com) were totally useless. :)

Posted by: bda at September 10, 2005 5:07 PM
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