Tag Archives: raw sockets

Raw socket programming in python (Linux)

By | October 11, 2012

Raw sockets allow a program or application to provide custom headers for the specific protocol(tcp ip) which are otherwise provided by the kernel/os network stack. In more simple terms its for adding custom headers instead of headers provided by the underlying operating system. Raw socket support is available natively in the socket api in linux…. Read More »

Syn flood program in perl using raw sockets (Linux)

By | November 28, 2012

Syn flood program sends out a large number of syn packets to a destination host such that the destination host gets under heavy pressure to reply to all of them and hence consumes huge amount of memory/cpu resources without any real purpose. This causes the services of the remote host to become unavailable to legitimate… Read More »