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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(b) Smurf attack: Smurf attack basically uses the amplification approach.
The following test3 and test4 are concerned with smurf attacks. We illustrate a ping for an ordinary broadcast showing a scan of hosts in the network and a ping broadcast in conjunction with IP Spoofing, which is the Smurf attack itself.
There are various types of DoS attacks; the more popular ones are known as Smurf attack (when the person behind the attack sends high volume of ICMP type packets) and SYN attack (when the attacker initiates a high rate of new connections requests and then fails to follow up).