Re: RC5 contest news

Eric Hoeltzel (
Thu, 27 Feb 1997 09:45:56 -0800 (PST)

On Wed, 26 Feb 1997, Andrew E. Mileski wrote:

> > !!!!! Due to immature people SYN flooding participants in order to
> > !!!!! obtain a higher rank on the stats pages, old TCP based clients
> > !!!!! are being weeded out immediately. New UDP based clients with
> > !!!!! extensive client-authentication features will be released here
> Seems like a good reason to use Linux (SYN flooding ineffective).

For those of us who missed the particulars the first time around, could
you briefly explain why and how Linux is resistant to SYN flooding?

Eric Hoeltzel