FloodingFlooding is a Denial of Service (DoS) attack that is designed to bring a network or service down by flooding it with large amounts of traffic. Flood attacks occur when a network or service becomes so weighed down with packets initiating incomplete connection requests that it can no longer process genuine connection requests. By flooding a server or host with connections that cannot be completed, the flood attack eventually fills the host��s memory buffer. Once this buffer is full no further connections can be made, and the result is a Denial of Service.
See also DoS Attack.
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