Bit of an odd one this. We have a very political management situation brewing and as the developer looking after the interaction with the hosting company, I have been asked to perform a bit of sabotage to test out our infrastructure providers monitoring and response times to failure in the hosting environment.
Essentially we want one of our Apache nodes to fail and stop responding to requests. I know the load balancer will take it out of the pool very quickly so no worries about that.
I have root access to all servers.
So, what are your favourite ways to bork an apache server without it looking like you are intentionally breaking it? Any way of locking up the entire box would be preferable.
Environment is Apache running on RHEL 5.