pre-patch-2.0.30-2 SYN stuff

Jeff Garzik (
Tue, 08 Apr 1997 20:47:17 -0400

I got 44 of these 2 days ago, then another 35 more.

Warning: possible SYN flooding. Sending cookies.

I'm running 2.0.30-2 on P90/128MB/PCI/EIDE/SCSI2 system. Seems to me
that SYN floods should either generate just a few messages, or quite a
few. I doubt somebody is SYN-flooding me 79 individual times, so what
does this message really mean? Is there a network problem that might
trigger this?