What Does Syn Mean?


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Syn is used popularly as a prefix. It could mean "together" (synergy) or "at the same time" (synaesthesia). SYN (synchronize) is a kind of packed used by the TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) while creating a new connection to synchronize the clocks on two interlinking computers.

SYN flood is a kind of denial of service attack, which includes transmitting a huge number of SYN packets and disregarding the return. This practice helps the server to keep a tab of a large number of partially opened connections. In Norse mythology, Syn was a goddess, a gatekeeper of heaven. She used deny the person who was unworthy an entry to heaven. Syn was also the goddess on whom oaths were sworn. She is also known to be invoked in law-suits.

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