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From: Avleen Vig (avleenIVISION.CO.UK)
Date: Mon Aug 13 2001 - 07:30:32 CDT
> Tested on pcAnywhere 9.2, it seems if you connect then disconnect
> to pcAnywhere host service about 300 - 500 times the service will
> stop responding. The only way to get it to respond is to restart
> the service. The latest version of pcAnywhere is 10 and we don't
> have it but I would imagine it has the same problems.
I saw this article a few days ago:
which talks about a similar DoS against the OS itself, and works against
It works by opening and closing hundreds of TCP connections very quickly
which exhausts the file handles on a machine.
Could the same be happening here? I'll hazard a guess it is :)
Anyone able to help more?
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