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RE: DDOS anecdotes
- From: Tim Devries
- Date: Sat Jun 23 16:28:35 2001
Title: RE: DDOS anecdotes
From: Mikael Abrahamsson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, June 23, 2001 4:16 PM
Subject: RE: DDOS anecdotes
On Sat, 23 Jun 2001, Tim Devries wrote:
> FYI beware of service pack 2. It sets the DF bit so packets cannot
> fragment. Particularily offensive if your server is on the other side of a
> tunnel (due to the overhead). The solution is to reduce the MTU on the box.
> Or use a different OS :)
>I thought this was standard behaviour of Microsoft OSes since at least
>Win95. I know NT does this as standard, so does Win95 and 98. Win2k does
>this standard out of the box (at least last time I checked).
I have tested it with sp1 and this behaviour does not occur.
I have not tested it without any serverice packs so you may be correct in that regard.