miguel.filipe at gmail
Jun 6, 2008, 10:07 AM
Post #2 of 7
There is no such thing has a TCP timestamp:
so, that doesn't make any sense...
On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 5:41 PM, Kevin Faulkner <kevlar.kernel [at] gmail> wrote:
> Yes, I also forgot that I had been subscribed to this list.
> To get a topic going I was at work and I argued that we should disable TCP
> timestamps. I was discussing in a meeting that this would cut back (perhaps
> very slightly) on the amount of work that the system has to do before
> sending a packet out. In a high traffic system (like a file server or a mail
> server or in my case a Oracle Database), not having to throw this on every
> packet should increase performance ever so slightly. Disabling this would
> benefit security, as the attacker would not be able to gather the up time
> from the targeted system.
> Like I said this might be a slight increase, but its an increase
> none-the-less, and when you have a DBA crying about poor network speed or
> IO, or the system is too heavily loaded, then this keeps him quiet for a few
> days. :)
> Any thoughts???
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