[e2e] tcp connection timeout

Christos Papadopoulos christos at ISI.EDU
Wed Mar 1 19:34:06 PST 2006

On Wed, Mar 01, 2006 at 08:45:48PM -0500, David P. Reed wrote:

> What is wrong with a connection that takes no resources whatsoever 
> unless someone is trying to send data over it?   Sounds good to me... 
> and the cost on each endpoint to maintain a potentially useful 
> relationship is a few bytes of table space.  (microcents in todays' 
> dollars).

Wouldn't this be a good opportunity for a DDoS attack?


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