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Method and apparatus for deflecting connection flooding attacks. Specifically, the stateful firewall allows all connection attempts to flow into the destination host, but monitors the connection attempts to ensure that only legitimate connections are allowed. If the firewall detects that a connection is half-open for longer than a certain timer threshold, it will instruct the destination host to tear down the half-open connection, thereby freeing up resources in the destination host for other connection attempts. The timer threshold can be dynamically adjusted if a connection flooding attack is detected.

Title
Method and apparatus for deflecting flooding attacks
Application Number
10/334656
Publication Number
7234161 (B1)
Application Date
December 31, 2002
Publication Date
June 19, 2007
Inventor
Sameer Nanda
San Jose
CA, US
Thomas A Maufer
Menlo Park
CA, US
Agent
Patterson & Sheridan L
Assignee
NVIDIA Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
H04L 29/06
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