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Re: [PATCH] fix small DoS on connect() (was Re: BUG: Unusual TCP Connect

To: Willy Tarreau <willy@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] fix small DoS on connect() (was Re: BUG: Unusual TCP Connect() results.)
From: Valdis.Kletnieks@xxxxxx
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2005 22:04:12 -0400
Cc: Denis Vlasenko <vda@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xschmi00@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, alastair@xxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Sun, 12 Jun 2005 20:14:25 +0200, Willy Tarreau said:
> On Sun, Jun 12, 2005 at 08:47:07PM +0300, Denis Vlasenko wrote:

> > Very nice. BTW, is there any real world applications which
> > ever used this?
> Not that I'm aware of, but that does not mean they don't exist. Until
> yesterday, I even thought that it was never implemented. As most other
> systems don't implement it, the applications, if they exist, are Linux
> or BSD-dependant.

A more likely explanation is that there existed TOPS-20 or Multics code
that actually used that for something.  Remember that BSD and Linux both
came along long after RFC793 came out....

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