• This glossary focuses on network and application security terms with many DDoS-related definitions, a "DDoS-pedia" – its goal is to provide a central place for hard to find web-scattered definitions on this topic.


  • DDoSpedia

    LAND Attack

    In a DoS land (Local Area Network Denial) attack, the attacker sends a TCP SYN spoofed packet where source and destination IPs and ports are set to be identical. When the target machine tries to reply, it enters a loop, repeatedly sending replies to itself which eventually causes the victim machine to crash.