SYN floods (was: does history repeat itself?)

Subject: Re: SYN floods (was: does history repeat itself?)
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 1996 14:41:09 -0400
From: "Perry E. Metzger" <>
BTW, I would suggest that for a variety of applications, hardware
assisted filtering boxes that simply take in IP one end and put out
processed IP on the other end would be of use -- not just for this,
but also for helping in doing packet traces through high traffic
areas, for implementing firewalls, and for all sorts of other
things. Vendors, are you listening?

Network Systems has a box which does this for IP over ATM packets. I
believe that it runs at full OC-3c (155 Mbps) speed. It also potentially
does a bunch of other stuff to the IP packets.

It might make an interesting NANOG presentation, if it hasn't been done