[clug] iptables 'TARPIT' and Centos kernels

Alex Satrapa grail at goldweb.com.au
Sun Nov 23 22:03:20 GMT 2008

On 23/11/2008, at 15:35 , steve jenkin wrote:

> In my on-line research I came across the 'TARPIT' rule for iptables  
> and
> thought it was exactly right for a couple of systems I control...

Just a caution about tarpits: the other end may end up retransmitting  
for quite some time believing that the other end is just somehow  
missing out on packets.

If you can handle the extra traffic for the sake of avoiding some spam  
in your mailbox, go for it :)


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