Cisco's Statement about IPR Claimed in draft-ietf-tcpm-tcpsecure

Iljitsch van Beijnum iljitsch at
Thu May 13 18:11:36 UTC 2004

On 13-mei-04, at 19:48, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

>> The same document that fully ignores that port number randomness will
>> severely limit the risk of susceptibility to such an attack?

> How many zombies would it take to search the port number space
> exhaustively?

How many route processors does it take to look at the packets from all 
those zombies? This very quickly becomes a DoS against the route 
processor rather than a TCP exploit.

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