>I could leave the connection open without sending a response?
You may delay it for, say, 5 sec. But then I guess the vulnerability to DDOS
increases (thousands of connections simultaneously). I'm not sure how much of
them is possible.
>Or send a vast amount of rubbish data in response?
Maybe — if you have unlimited outgoing traffic. But no chances that scanner
software would catch all of the rubbish sent. It could abort the connection
after some amount of data received and leave your server sending something to
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