smurf attack

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smurf attack

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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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In contrast to SMURF attack that sends ICMP Echo messages, fraggle attack sends UDP Echo messages to the ports supporting character generation.
The paper describes five attacks that can be launched using these tools: SYN flood, UDP flood, ICMP flood, Smurf, and Fraggle attacks.