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ICMP attacks against TCP

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (individual in tsv area)
Expired & archived
Author Fernando Gont
Last updated 2015-10-14 (Latest revision 2005-10-27)
Replaced by draft-ietf-tcpm-icmp-attacks
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-tcpm-icmp-attacks
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Responsible AD Allison J. Mankin
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This document discusses the use of the Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) to perform a variety of attacks against the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and other similar protocols. It proposes several counter-measures to eliminate or minimize the impact of these attacks.


Fernando Gont

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