automatic rtbh trigger using flow data

Roland Dobbins rdobbins at arbor.net
Sun Sep 2 03:09:32 UTC 2018


On 1 Sep 2018, at 1:43, Hugo Slabbert wrote:

> Generally on the TCP side you can try SYN or ACK floods, but you're 
> not going to get an amplified reflection.

Actually, TCP reflection/amplification has been on the increase; the 
attacker is guaranteed at least 4:1 amplification in most circumstances, 
the number of reflectors/amplifiers is for all practical purposes 
infinite, and they're mostly legitimate, non-broken 
services/applications.

And as always, it's important to note that with all 
reflection/amplification attacks, the root of the issue is the lack of 
universal source-address validation (SAV).  Without the ability to 
spoof, there would be no reflection/amplification attacks.

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Roland Dobbins <rdobbins at arbor.net>


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