Denial of Service attacks: "smurfing"

Wednesday, 29 June 2005, 3:06 AM EST

This article provides good information on what a Denial of Service (DoS) attack is and why they can be so harmful to networks and sites on the Internet. The information here provides in-depth information regarding "smurf" and "fraggle" attacks with a focus on Cisco routers and how to reduce the effects of the attack. Some information is general and not related to an organization or particular vendor of choice, however the article does include information regarding other vendor products. Although DoS is not a new threat, the information contained here is comprehensive and timeless.

By Craig A. Huegen at WindowSecurity.com

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