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Re: Ping flooding

  • From: Vadim Antonov
  • Date: Tue Jul 09 20:16:36 1996

Sorry, i was unclear.  It should read "forwarding return packets
back to the original source".

In other words -- assume that forwards and backwards paths are
both crossing the same interface.  That assumption is practically
always valid for tail circuits.

--vadim

> That's once again a matter of defaults -- routers should _by
> default_  discard all packets from interfaces which they won't
> use for forwarding those packets back.

Why?

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