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    SubjectRe: Linux 2.2.16 through 2.2.18preX TCP hang bug triggered by rsync
    On Thu, Jan 25, 2001 at 03:32:44AM -0800, David S. Miller wrote:
    >
    > Andi Kleen writes:
    > > It's mostly for security to make it more difficult to nuke connections
    > > without knowing the sequence number.
    > >
    > > Remember RFC is from a very different internet with much less DoS attacks.
    >
    > Andi, one of the worst DoSs in the world is not being able to
    > communicate with half of the systems out there.

    If it was that serious then there would be surely more reports ;)

    >
    > BSD and Solaris both make these kinds of packets, therefore it is must
    > to handle them properly. So we will fix Linux, there is no argument.

    How do you propose to handle them? Queue the data anyways or just process
    the ACK?


    -Andi
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