BIP KB Tag: SYN floods

How To Harden Your TCP/IP Stack Against SYN Floods

SYN Floods Denial of service (DoS) attacks launch via SYN floods can be very problematic for servers that are not properly configured to handle them. Proper firewall filtering policies are certainly usually the first line of defense, however, the Linux kernel can also be hardened against these types of attacks. This type of hardening is useful for SYN floods that attempt to overload a particular service with requests (such a...
By jessica, January 24, 2015