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The main difference between a DoS and DDoS is that a DDoS (distributed) requires multiple hosts to flood one or multiple target servers, in other words, the volume of a DDoS is quite heavier. In your case, if your server can provide other services other than the targeted port and is taking few physical resources, chances are you are currently victim of a DoS,...


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what does it happen on the destination side that makes this attack effective (hypothetically) ? A SYN flood is effective since each new SYN marks the beginning of a potential new connection and thus the system will allocate a new state (i.e. memory) and send a SYN+ACK back. An ACK which does not match an existing connection and its state though will simply ...


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Possibly, though not so dramatically. The real trick of billion laughs attacks is that they're exponential: increasing the number of layers of recursion increases the total size (for the classic example) by a factor of 10. That's much more impressive than usual expansion relationships, such as linear (doubling input doubles the size) or quadratic (doubling ...


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