smurf attack

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smurf attack

n.
A denial-of-service attack in which a network is disabled by an overwhelming number of replies to ping requests that have been given the return address of the network to be attacked.
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Examples of these attacks are the Smurf attack (Section 4.5) and the Fraggle attack (Section 4.6).
There is another variation of SMURF attack which is known as Fraggle Attack. In contrast to SMURF attack that sends ICMP Echo messages, fraggle attack sends UDP Echo messages to the ports supporting character generation.