[gambit-list] Using read in a networked environment

Eric Merritt cyberlync at gmail.com
Sat Nov 27 21:14:08 EST 2004

Crap,  if thats true then that even managing total input wont help
there. Hmm, I guess I will need to write my own protocol handler.

On Sat, 27 Nov 2004 20:45:15 -0500, Bradley Lucier
<lucier at math.purdue.edu> wrote:
> On Nov 26, 2004, at 6:03 PM, Eric Merritt wrote:
> > I am using gambit to write a client/server application. I am *very*
> > tempted to just use the read and write functions provided with gambit
> > for the protocol. I don't think this is a problem sense the resulting
> > forms will never be evaled. However, there is one issue and that is if
> > an attacker pumps a *very* large sexpr into the server filling
> > available memory.
> I believe that gambit interns all symbols from a read, so an attacker
> can simply send multiple different symbols until your memory is
> exhausted.
> Brad

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