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Re: How NAT reacts on table flood ?
From: bob.middaugh () comcast net (Bob Middaugh)
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 19:22:43 +0000

Which version of FreeBSD?  What were you using to flood it?  Which direction?

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Robert E. Lee" <robert () dyadsecurity com>
On Tue, 11 Jul 2006 18:52:19 +0000
bob.middaugh () comcast net (Bob Middaugh) wrote:

Use FreeBSD.  I've scanned aggressively with several nmap processes running, 
with no problem at all....and that box also does stateful packet inspection.

Your box will have a much higher threshold than say the linksys soho box, but 
given enough connection attempts fast enough, will also roll over.

I've performed this sort of state capability testing on every common platform.  
All are susceptible to tieing up all free connections.  We even caused a freebsd 
box to reboot after too many connections too quickly.


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