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From Rob Hartill <r...@imdb.com>
Subject other types of nastiness (fwd)
Date Tue, 10 Sep 1996 17:13:31 GMT

Oh boy.

>Panix -- a New York ISP -- is being hit by a massive denial of service
>attack.  Someone is sending large numbers of forged TCP SYN packets, from
>bogus return addresses.  These clog the queue for the targeted services
>(such as mail, WWW, and telnet), so that legitimate requests can't get in.


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