North American Network Operators Group|
Date Prev | Date Next |
Date Index |
Thread Index |
Author Index |
Re: ICMP Attacks???????
- From: Perry E. Metzger
- Date: Fri Aug 15 15:29:53 1997
Josh Beck writes:
> I think it's critical that routers be capable of logging the
> hardware addresses of ICMP, along with source addresses, so that these
> attacks can be traced across shared media at exchanges.
ICMP is only one of a dozen ways to attack people. There is no point
in specially targetting ICMP.
Unfortunately, it is, in practice, impossible to log ALL the traffic
across a very busy router at an exchange point.
In my opinion, the only long term solution here is software that is
"smart" about tracebacks -- that is, can be directed in real time to
log certain classes of traffic.