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What type of DoS attack is James testing against his network?

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James is testing the ability of his routers to withstand DoS attacks. James sends ICMP ECHO requests to the broadcast address of his network.

What type of DoS attack is James testing against his network?

A.
Fraggle

B.
SYN flood

C.
Trinoo

D.
Smurf

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  1. eexmin on Oct 06, 2012 Reply

    Answers: D
    _ Smurf

    Explanation:
    Answer A is wrong, Fraggle sends UDP traffic to broadcast addresses to create a denial of service, this attack does not use ICMP.
    Answer C is wrong, Trinoo uses a UDF flood attack from a botnet type of army. This is actually a distributed denial of service DDoS attack, but does not use ICMP. Answer B is wrong, a SYN flood send TCP SYN commands to a host to absorb resources. It is a Denial of Service attack, but does not use ICMP.
    Answer D is the best choice, in this attack ICMP echo commands are passed to broadcast addresses to create a denial of service. This is the only attack listed that uses ICMP.

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