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> * Thomas T. Veldhouse <veldy@...> 8. Jan 04
> > Oliver Schad wrote:
> > > [DROP or REJECT]
> > One reason ... it slows down various scans.
> No, it doesn't. It would, if $scanner sends one SYN and wait for the
> answer to it. In fact it sends you SYNs to all your ports at once and
> collects answers (or not) in parallel. You extend the scan
> time for one
> timeout (which is nothing (~3min?) against the time to send all
If you reject the packet does it not allow you to be used for DOSing a host
via a spoofed IP?
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