TCP receive window set to 0; DoS or not?

billn at pegasus.billn.net billn at pegasus.billn.net
Thu Sep 7 23:40:57 UTC 2006


On Thu, 7 Sep 2006, Richard A Steenbergen wrote:

> Advertising a window of 0 is a perfectly valid way of telling the other 
> side that you are temporarily out of resoruces, and would like them to 
> stop sending you data. This can be caused by any number of things, from a 

This makes sense when taken in combination with our earlier assessment 
that it was coming from mobile devices, like PDAs or smart phones, limited 
on both CPU and optimized to save power.

- billn



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