Ping of Death


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Ping of Death

A network request that crashes the target computer by placing an invalid packet size value in the packet header. There are patches for most operating systems to prevent it. Also called a "long ICMP," because the ping is sent as an Internet Control Message Protocol packet (see ICMP). See denial of service attack.
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Ixia's DDoS test suite emulates a wide a range of Denial of Service attacks, including TCP SYN flood, Ping of Death, and port scans, making it easier to guard an IP network, and to speed the deployment of high quality services to subscribers, thus reducing the risk of revenue interruption for Carriers and Service Providers.
Each switch is also pre-programmed to detect six well-known DoS attacks: SYN Flood, SMURF, Land, Teardrop, Ping of Death and IP Options.
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