RST response in message log?

Bill Moran wmoran at
Fri Nov 18 02:35:50 GMT 2005

Antonio Gandara wrote:
> Hi,
> Just had a general question as to this message which appeared in the
> message
> log file and dmesg. While I understand it is reducing response to packets,
> I
> am perplexed as to what causes this to happen? I am running 4.11 Release.
> Nov 16 11:07:18 eagle /kernel: Limiting closed port RST response from 300
> to
> 200 packets per second

While there are other things that could cause this, it's almost always
indicative of a portscan.

The RSTs are limited to prevent DoS attacks from generating overly huge
amounts of traffic.

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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