Protocol Anomaly Protection
The Extreme chipsets contain built-in hardware protocol checkers that
support port security features for security applications, such as stateless DoS
The protocol checkers allow users to drop the packets based on the
following conditions, which are checked for ingress packets prior to the L2/L3 entry
- SIP = DIP for IPv4/IPv6 packets.
- TCP_SYN Flag = 0 for IPv4/IPv6 packets
- TCP Packets with control flags = 0 and sequence number = 0
for IPv4/IPv6 packets
- TCP Packets with FIN, URG & PSH bits set & seq.
number = 0 for IPv4/IPv6 packets
- TCP Packets with SYN & FIN bits are set for IPv4/IPv6
- TCP Source Port number = TCP Destination Port number for
- First TCP fragment does not have the full TCP header (less
than 20 bytes) for IPv4/IPv6 packets
- TCP header has fragment offset value as 1 for IPv4/IPv6
- UDP Source Port number = UDP Destination Port number for
- ICMP ping packets payload is larger than programmed value of
ICMPmax size for IPv4/IPv6
- Fragmented ICMP packets for IPv4/IPv6 packets
The protocol anomaly detection security functionality is supported by
a set of anomaly-protection enable, disable, configure, clear, and show CLI commands.
For further details, see the
Switch Engine 32.3 Command Reference Guide