On Fri, Mar 17, 2000 at 10:13:41AM +0800, Michael Robinson wrote:
> Would a SYN flood do it? If so, does anyone know of a good SYN flood tool?
I would recommend against launching a SYN flood attack on your system.
Depending on who you share a network segement with, you could annoy a
whole lot of people with the traffic that this would generate. Also,
it probably won't have the desired effect. SYN flood attacks are not
designed to crash a system, they are used by vandals to deny service to
a particular host or network.
The remote power control devices that people have been recommending
are much better solutions to this problem. Does your colo provider
offer a port on a terminal server that you could use to connect to
a serial console on your FreeBSD box? If so, there are serial console
cards out there that might be ideal for your situation, although at a
cost. Check out the following:
(caviat emptor: I have no experience with any of these)
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