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Re: Denial of service attacks apparently from UUNET Netblocks

  • From: Karl Denninger
  • Date: Wed Oct 08 09:43:56 1997

On Tue, Oct 07, 1997 at 09:03:15PM -0500, Brett Frankenberger wrote:
> :: Joe  Shaw writes ::
> > 
> > Although this is all true, it still doesn't explain the fact that UUNet is
> > allowing broadcast packets through their network.  One would think that
> > with the recent increase in broadcast DoS attacks, that UUNet would have
> > taken a much more proactive stance.  
> 
> 167.132.194.255 is not a broadcast address.
> 
> 167.132.2.15 is a broadcast address.
> 
> How would you expect UUNet to know that?
> 
>           - Brett  (brettf@netcom.com)

On the device which forwarded the packet(s) to the device which echoes them,
it *does* know.

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