A TCP Connection Establishment Filter: Symmetric Connection Detection
Network measurement at 10+Gbps speeds imposes many restrictions on the resource consumption of the measurement application, making any filtering of input data highly desirable. Symmetric Connection Detection (SCD) is a method of filtering TCP sessions, passing only those sessions which become fully established. SCD can benefit network monitoring applications that are only interested fully established TCP connections by reducing processing requirements. Incomplete connection attempts, such as port scanning attempts, simply waste resources in many applications if they are not filtered.