Defensive programming

Just just at
Sun Jun 1 12:17:43 CEST 2003

In article <hIqp1WAG0c2+Ew1+ at>,
 Robin Becker <robin at> wrote:

> This recently slashdotted paper
> suggests that many common algorithms (including perl hashing) are open to low 
> input
> DoS attack.
> I know that the Timbot and other python 'bots are pretty smart, but are there 
> python
> algorithms that suffer the same vulnerabilities?
> Regular expression matching seems like a pretty easy target for some devilish
> inputs.

There's a thread on python-dev about this, started by one of the authors 
of the above paper.


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