SYN flood atacks?

Sorry I didnt take the smart ass factor into account when I posted. I have heard that AOL and other mega proxies have been sending enough SYN floods (DDoS style) to knock over Discover and Allstate. I am not talking about small amounts of normal traffic.


One of my peers had a DOS against one of their colo customers.

Effected their/our connection to Level 3. Appx 11:05am EDT

we took around a gig of port 80 syn flooding to a customer web host, it was
around 12-3pm utc.. ended when the customer disappeared off the net. not sure if
this is unusual tho, theres hundreds of such attacks per day globally...