Re: oh, please...

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From: Manoj Kasichainula (
Date: Thu Feb 24 2000 - 09:47:20 PST

On Thu, Feb 24, 2000 at 11:16:04AM -0500, John Klassa wrote:
> Instead, Microsoft suffered what Sohn called a ``syn-flood'' attack
> that disrupts communication between a PC and the Web site server so
> that the server continually sends requests asking for the visiting
> computer's identification, devouring its processing capacity.

I don't know the technical details (sigh; first step to becoming a
manager), but aren't there already pretty effective workarounds to
work around SYN floods? I know that I was able to enable SYN cookies
and RST cookies to alleviate the problem more than 3 years ago.

If so, what's the big deal?

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