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DJB's page: http://cr.yp.to/syncookies.html
Issues with DJB's Writeup
- "SYN cookies 'do not allow to use TCP extensions' such as large windows. Reality: SYN cookies don't hurt TCP extensions. A connection saved by SYN cookies can't use large windows; but the same is true without SYN cookies, because the connection would have been destroyed."
- Only eight distinct MSS values can be chosen, due to only three bits for MSS in the 32 bits of a SYNcookie
Other Mitigations for SYNfloods
- SYNproxying by a powerful intermediary