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Re: TCP SYN cookies and Bug #520668

On Sun, Feb 14, 2010 at 00:42:09 +1100, Craig Small wrote:

> My proposal is to change sysctl.conf so by default it will have TCP SYN
> cookies ENABLED.  Anyone is quite able to change this but the default is
> proposed to be enabled.
> Before I make this change, I am emailling debian-devel for comments. I
> am looking in particular for information about why it could be harmful
> (if it is).
I believe procps is the wrong place to make this change.  If we decide
that syncookies should be enabled, then that should be done in the
linux-2.6 package, IMO.


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