sending a ping to a broadcast address using a
spoofed source address. Consequently, everyone on the target segment responds
to the source address, flooding
the targeted site with traffic.
With this kind of attack, someone sends an IP ping (or “echo my message back to
me”) request to some recipient Website. Actually, the ping packet states that
it should be broadcast to more than one
host within the recipient Website’s local network. The ping packet also indicates that the request
is from another Website, the target site that is to receive the Denial of Service (DoS). The result is that many Ping
replies will be flooding back to the spoofed host, and if the flood is severe
enough, the spoofed host will no longer be able to distinguish real traffic or
Denial of Service (DoS); Exploit; Flooding; Internet Protocol (IP); Packet,
Ping or Packet Internet Grouper.
Graham, R. Hacking Lexicon. [Online, 2001.] Robert Graham Website.
TechTarget. Denial of Service. [Online, May 16, 2001.] TechTarget Website.