Re[4]: SYN floods (was: does history repeat itself?)

"Alec H. Peterson" writes:

This is true, but if it is a valid host, the invalid SYNs will do
nothing, because the source host will send a RST and the
almost-connection will be torn down. And if it isn't a valid host, it
will still be _much_ easier to track, because you know in general
where it's coming from.

There are far, far meaner things you can do with a pair of valid
hosts, Alec.

And no, I don't particularly care to get in to all of them.