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This page lists some potential vulnerabilities and they solutions.

Ban system

In case of flooding from a peer, its IP can be banned for a period of time. If it recurs then the ban time is extended.

A peer steals the peerID from an other peer.

Flood of IMAlive message

Problem

A peer can flood this message to a targeted peer with a different peerId for each message.

Solutions

If two many IMAlive message are sent from the same IP then the peer is banned.