I have had Linux running for almost a year now using ipfwadm to connect 2
other home computers running windoze. Today the cable internet provider
called me and said they had to shut down my connection because I was
flooding the network with requests for an IP address, thousands of requests.
They said either I had a wrong DHCP configuration (stock redhat config) or
I had been hacked. This Linux box has been just sitting there running nicely
for a long time. Has anyone heard of this, it's a Redhat 5.2 distribution.
Can't imagine being good for a year then crash. Needless to say I have put
windoze on after I was told I could be terminated as a customer if it
happened again. Any insight would be appreciated and might help someone else