It appears that various routers are prone to an IRC-only DoS attack.
Particularly Netgear and Linksys routers have been shown vulnerable.
If a client behind one of the vulnerable routers connects to an IRC server on port 6667
(and only 6667, does not DoS with other ports) and a user posts the following string
in either a channel, private message, ctcp, notice, etc.. the router will drop the connection.
The string is as follows:
DCC SEND anylongrandomstringhere
Further, it appears the routers that are vulnerable to this are running vxworks as their
embedded OS. Older linux Linksys routers appear to be immune.
# milw0rm.com [2006-03-04]