[thelist] Christmas Tip..... IIS 5.0 quirk

Anthony Baratta Anthony at Baratta.com
Fri Dec 22 15:54:30 CST 2000

<tip author="Anthony Baratta" type="IIS 5.0">

If you working with IIS 5.0 and databases, you'll want to avoid trapping 
yourself into an infinite loop when accessing the database. With IIS 4.0, 
if your ASP code got stuck in an infinite loop, stopping the browser would 
stop the code from continually executing on the server.

However, with IIS 5.0 the server will continue to process the infinite loop 
after you have closed your browser connection. Therefore you have 
effectively performed a denial of service attack against your own machine!

The only why I've found to close the out-of-control program is to bounce 
the WWW service via the services control panel.
Anthony Baratta
Keyboard Jockeys

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