I am just wondering what all of your opinions are on M$ decision to include user level access to the Berkly Raw Socket interface icluded in XP. I have several questions as fallows...

1. Was it a neccesary funtion to include?

2. Can we expect a new wave of PC based DOS attacks using the interface?

3. What can be done about "forged" malicious packets in the occurance of such an attack?