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SSH Failing to fork with sshpass

I've a problem with port forwarding command using sshpass. Problem is that it's working on one server and does not work on another. Both are Debian 7 x64 boxes. sshpass -p password ssh -f -D ...
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Why do forked processes sometimes appear with brackets [] around their name in ps? [duplicate]

On a Linux system a C process is started on boot, which creates a fork of itself. It is not a kernal process or something. In most cases a ps -ef show both processes as expecxted, but sometimes it ...
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How to stop Fork Bomb out of memory error - RHEL 6

I set up test VM to test the effect of fork bombs. So I edited the limits.conf as follows for root user: root hard nproc 512 Now I drop a fork bomb like so: :(){ :|:& };: After ...
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Can I pipe any two processes to each other?

In this page from The Design and Implementation of the 4.4BSD Operating System, it is said that: A major difference between pipes and sockets is that pipes require a common parent process to set ...
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How to track the number of processes and forks per user?

I need to figure out how many forks are done and how many concurrent processes are run by each user over time. It does not look like this information is tracked by my distribution. I know how to ...
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How does copy-on-write in fork() handle multiple fork?

According to wikipedia (which could be wrong) When a fork() system call is issued, a copy of all the pages corresponding to the parent process is created, loaded into a separate memory location by ...
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What's the difference between fork() and vfork()?

I would like to understand in detail the difference between fork() and vfork(). I was not able to digest the man page completely. I would also like to clarify one of my colleagues comment "In ...