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Denial-of-service attack

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A SYN flood is a form of denial-of-service attack in which an attacker sends a succession of requests to a target's system in an attempt to consume enough server resources to make the system unresponsive to legitimate traffic.
Some common examples of DDoS attacks are fraggle, smurf and SYN flooding.

Transmission Control Protocol

TCPTCP/IPACK
Normally when a client attempts to start a TCP connection to a server, the client and server exchange a series of messages which normally runs like this:
This is known as a SYN flood attack.

TCP half-open

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However, in an attack, the half-open connections created by the malicious client bind resources on the server and may eventually exceed the resources available on the server.
The lack of synchronization could be due to malicious intent.

LAND

LAND attack
It is, however, distinct from the TCP SYN Flood vulnerability.

TCP Cookie Transactions

TCP Cookie Transactions (TCPCT) is specified in RFC 6013 (experimental status) as an extension of Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) intended to secure it against denial-of-service attacks, such as resource exhaustion by SYN flooding and malicious connection termination by third parties.

Cybercrime countermeasures

network abuse
Common forms of network attacks include Denial of Service (Dos) and Distributed Denial of Service(DDoS), Man-in-the-middle attack, packet sniffing, TCP SYN Flood, ICMP Flood, IP spoofing, and even simple web defacement.

Stream Control Transmission Protocol

SCTP
Although encryption was not part of the original SCTP design, SCTP was designed with features for improved security, such as 4-way handshake (compared to TCP 3-way handshake) to protect against SYN flooding attacks, and large "cookies" for association verification and authenticity.

Distributed.net

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Unfortunately, this initial effort had to be suspended as the result of SYN flood attacks by participants upon the server.

Blaster (computer worm)

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The worm was programmed to start a SYN flood against port 80 of windowsupdate.com if the system date is after August 15 and before December 31st and after the 15th day of other months, thereby creating a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) against the site.

Stacheldraht

Stacheldraht uses a number of different denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, including User Datagram Protocol (UDP) flood, Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) flood, Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) SYN flood and Smurf attack.

Recursive InterNetwork Architecture (RINA)

Recursive Internetwork Architecture
Had TCP incorporated Watson's results it would be more efficient, robust and secure, eliminating the use of SYNs and FINs and therefore all the associated complexities and vulnerabilities to attack (such as SYN flood).

Prolexic Technologies

In 2012, company said it had successfully stopped all DDoS attacks affecting its clients to date, including attacks against application servers, such as Layer 4 (SYN floods) and Layer 7 attacks, as well as HTTP GET flood attacks, zero-day attacks, UDP/ICMP floods, TCP flag abuses, DNS reflection, and DNS attacks.

Proxy server

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TCP Intercept is a traffic filtering security feature that protects TCP servers from TCP SYN flood attacks, which are a type of denial-of-service attack.

Bro (software)

BroBro NIDSBro Network Security Monitor
Other non-application layer analyzers include analyzers that detect host or port scans, intermediary hosts and syn-floods.

DESCHALL Project

Other groups using supercomputers withdrew after SYN flood attacks on their networks.

Netfilter

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target makes handling of large SYN floods possible without the large performance penalties imposed by the connection tracking in such cases.

Panix (ISP)

Panix
Panix was one of the first sites to identify the 1996 SYN flood Denial of service

Client (computing)

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Normally when a client attempts to start a TCP connection to a server, the client and server exchange a series of messages which normally runs like this:

Server (computing)

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Normally when a client attempts to start a TCP connection to a server, the client and server exchange a series of messages which normally runs like this: