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Defending against SYN-flood DoS attacks

A SYN flood is perhaps the most efficient packet attack, devouring the greatest amount of service with the least effort. It fakes the initial handshake of a TCP connection with spoofed IPs which the target machine is unable to answer.
Thomas C Greene, 25 Aug 2001

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