RE: Smurf ,land attacks

From: Michael Sconzo (
Date: 11/04/02

From: "Michael Sconzo" <>
To: <>
Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 14:17:00 -0600

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So, Smurf is a broadcast attack (many computers respond to a spoofed
icmp echo request towards a specific host). Where as a LAND is a
packet sent to host A spoofed to be from host A, causing the host to
get confused.

and IP spoofing is not an attack, it is a method for performing
attacks (ie. smurf and land both use this technique)

A good idea when looking up specific vulnerabilities/attacks check, and then just 'google' the cve entry.

Further reading.



IP Spoofing

- -mike

- -----Original Message-----
From: vijay vikram shreenivos []
Sent: Saturday, November 02, 2002 1:15 AM
Subject: Smurf ,land attacks

Hi list,

Can someone give the EXACT differences btw

and IP soofing attacks.

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