In article <1173461204.773390.303180@q40g2000cwq.googlegroups. com>,
"R@nsh!" wrote:

> Hi,
> Hope this is the right group...
>
> We've been having an argument as to what would be defined as a DoS
> attack with PPPoE or DHCP.
> I was saying one would have to send just the PADI or DHCP Discover as
> fast as possible, my friend was saying that just trying to connect
> real users as fast as possible would also be a DoS attack.
>
> Is there a "standard" or acceptable definition for this kind of
> attacks?
> Or perhaps a standard test-bed description available?


Anything that overloads the server and prevents it from handling many of
the real requests is a DoS.

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Barry Margolin, barmar@alum.mit.edu
Arlington, MA
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