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Date:	Fri, 23 Mar 2007 09:00:08 +0100
From:	Eric Dumazet <dada1@...mosbay.com>
To:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Cc:	nikb@...master.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: RFC: Established connections hash function

David Miller a écrit :
> From: Eric Dumazet <dada1@...mosbay.com>

>> Welcome to the club :)
> 
> Ok, how about we put something like the following into 2.6.21?

2.6.21 really ?

Just to be clear : I had an attack two years ago, I applied your patch, 
rebooted the machine, and since then the attackers had to find another way to 
hurt the machine. Eventually, when I update the kernel of this machine, I 
forget to appply jhash patch, and attackers dont know they can try again :)

I dont consider this new hash as bug fix at all, ie your patch might enter 
2.6.22 normal dev cycle.

Maybe a *fix*, independant of the hash function (so that no math expert can 
insult us), would be to have a *limit*, say... 1000 (something insane) on the 
length of a hash chain ?

In my case, I saw lengths of about 3000 two years ago under attack, but 
machine was still usable... maybe in half power mode.

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