There is a issue after running the command given below on my FreeBSD virtual machine, it suddenly start eating my all CPU and RAM resources and I have observed the hangs/freezing behaviour on my guest machine which also impacts the host machine in 10-30 seconds.
After observing such behaviour I am sure that after leaving it for some minutes or hours. It could lead to DOS.
* ping -s 56 -G 4294967297 -g 4294967292 -l 429496729 -f localhost
* ping -s 56 -G maximum_allowed_value -g minimum_allowed_value -l 429496729 -f localhost
I think it should not allowed to preload (-l) this much value, especially with option "-f".
top(1) info given below (only in 13 seconds this much usage):
PID USERNAME THR PRI NICE SIZE RES STATE C TIME WCPU COMMAND
2456 root 1 93 0 11M 2604K CPU2 2 0:13 99.51% ping
723 root 1 94 0 21M 9848K CPU3 3 1:21 91.98% sshd
I am connected via ssh and have observed that everytime when I run the above mentioned ping command then the usage of sshd daemon also increases suddenly (as given in the above top(1) info).