How to detect an intranet SYN flood?

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I got this problem: whenever I plug a Linux-server into the intranet, the whole network slows down and then die. Every ping/ssh connection between the intranet yields time out.
I unplugged it, then everything came back to normal. Searching around suggested me (note, this is my assumption, I can be wrong) it might be an internal SYN flood attack, somehow a malware got into the culprit machine and did a SYN flood attack to the router.

I can log in to the suspected machine, via direct GUI, which Linux command I should start to inspect.

Thanks



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