Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] Be more conservative about migration? (#2143)

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When you say on-path, do you mean observer? I.e. with the ability to race a packet, or to drop or replace a packet.

I suppose a race will not be successful in this attack.

So the effectiveness on the attack builds on it being cheaper to confuse the connection rather than to actively drop packets. I'm not sure that is a strong case for additional complexity. However, a related attack might be used for amplification attacks by changing the IP to that of the indented victim.

Attacks that can be instigated by observers are much more severe because they are far easier to achieve, especially undetected.

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