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SubjectRe: [patch] af_unix fix for a panic a DoS and a memory leak [Re:
On Wed, 3 Mar 1999, Alexander Viro wrote:

>system-wide limit on closed pending connects is also exceeded". It still
>gives the syn-flood protection, but it gives more graceful behaviour.

It's not a syn-flood protection at all. We have a limit on the number of
pending syn, so at least _one_ good syn can be always discarded in favour
of at least _one_ malicious one.

Andrea Arcangeli


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