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Re: [PATCH,RFC] explicit connection confirmation

To: Lennert Buytenhek <buytenh@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH,RFC] explicit connection confirmation
From: bert hubert <ahu@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 12:27:33 +0100
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On Thu, Nov 07, 2002 at 04:32:08AM -0500, Lennert Buytenhek wrote:

> - Sockets returned from accept() on this socket after this will be
>   sockets in the SYN_RECV state instead of the ESTABLISHED state
>   (unless syncookies had to be used).  By writing to the socket,
>   you cause a SYN-ACK to be sent, and by immediately closing the
>   socket you cause a RST to be sent.

And reading, like a webserver would do? I think this approach smells, btw -
doesn't this mean that processes will now be woken up on receiving a SYN
instead of after completion of the handshake?

Would make a synflood all the more interesting..

Regards,

bert

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