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 Preventing Denial of Service Attacks

"Denial of Service (DoS) attacks set out to remove a service from functional use by its clients. Web servers will stop serving web pages, email servers will stop accepting or delivering email, and routers will go dark, taking you off the Internet all together. Denial of a particular service will come in one of two forms: Complete consumption of a resource such as bandwidth, memory, CPU, file handles, or any other finite asset. Exploiting a weakness in the service to stop it functioning or causing the service to crash."

 (Submitted by Noel Mon Jul 5, 2004 )


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