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SubjectRe: Stopping SYN floods.
There is already a kernel patch that protects against SYN floods. (I would
like to know where to get it though :)


On Thu, 17 Oct 1996, Chris Thornhill wrote:

> Hello,
> I seems the cool hackerish thing to these days is to flood someones
> port with spoofed SYN packets, disallowing any further connections
> to the port. Okay, fine. It seems to me that there is an easy
> solution to this (in theory). Forgive my lack of proper terminology
> here, but couldn't the tcp/ip stack be written so that if its connection
> table for a particular port fills, the next incoming SYN packet immediatly
> causes the oldest connection that is waiting for an ACK from it's SYNACK
> to time out?
> Just wanted to get a few peoples thoughts on the matter. :)
> - Chris
> P.S. Sorry about that run on sentence. :)

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