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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?

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