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Subject: Re: Excellent host SYN-attack fix for BSD hosts (fwd)
From: dvv @ sprint . net (Dima Volodin)
Date: Wed, 16 Oct 1996 12:31:14 -0400 (EDT)
To: shaver @ neon . ingenia . ca (Mike Shaver)
Cc: michael @ memra . com, firewalls @ GreatCircle . COM, freebsd-hackers @ freebsd . org, server-linux @ netspace . org
In-reply-to: <199610141726 . NAA20351 @ neon . ingenia . com> from "Mike Shaver" at Oct 14, 96 01:26:23 pm

Mike Shaver writes:
> Thus spake Michael Dillon:
> > window size
> > and any initial data is discarded;
> This, of course, breaks the TCP specification, in case anyone still
> cares about that.  (Few do, I fear.)

It would only cause a timeout and retransmission of the lost segmetn, no?

> (I seem to recall someone saying that it made it impossible to talk to
> any machine that did T/TCP, as well.)
> Mike


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