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SynAttackProtect

Updated: March 28, 2003

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

SynAttackProtect

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters

 

Data type Range Default value

REG_DWORD

0 | 1

0

Description

Specifies whether the SYN flooding attack protection feature of TCP/IP is enabled. SYN flooding attack protection is enabled when the value of this entry is 1 and the value of the TcpMaxConnectResponseRetransmissions entry is at least 2 (see note below).

The SYN flooding attack protection feature of TCP detects symptoms of denial-of-service attacks (also known as SYN flooding), and it responds by reducing the time that the server spends on connection requests that it cannot acknowledge.

 

Value Meaning

0

SYN flooding attack protection is not enabled.

1

SYN flooding attack protection is enabled.

Notes

  • This value is used only when the number of SYN-ACK retransmissions is likely to impair the server, that is, when the value of the TcpMaxConnectResponseRetransmissions entry is at least 2.

  • Windows Server 2003 does not add this entry to the registry. You can add it by using the registry editor Regedit.exe.

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