Re: RC5 contest news

Michael Bruck (micha@TeCNeT.DE)
Fri, 28 Feb 1997 07:29:03 +0100

David S. Miller wrote:
> Date: Fri, 28 Feb 1997 11:18:22 +0800
> From: Kevin Littlejohn <>
> Are there any patches out there anywhere to make 2.0.x kernels a
> little more resistant to SYN floods?
> There are some old 2.0.x patches on the Linux Networking Project home
> page, there is some new implementations of syn protection on the way
> but I believe that work may be against 2.1.x
Maybe such attacks could be logged, esp. where they came from. I
thought in Linux "SYN flood protection" is already implemented because
they have attacked me too, but only the DEC's in our network where
unreachable (pingable but no telnet,ftp ...). Our web-server with
Linux 2.0.18 survived.