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Re: SMURF amplifier block list - READ THIS
- From: Jay R. Ashworth
- Date: Tue Apr 14 19:27:14 1998
On Tue, Apr 14, 1998 at 05:22:42PM -0500, Karl Denninger wrote:
> Uh, folks, blocking the broadcast address will NOT help you in the case
> of a smurf POUNDING ON YOU. It will ONLY prevent your customers launching
> a smurf against someone ELSE. A FAR more effective means of doing THAT is
> to prohibit source address forgery on your connections.
Um, Karl? That's not what we were talking about.
What we were talking about was forbidding external connections to the
class-C broadcast addresses on a net, and why that useful process made
addressing hosts on .255 boundaries A Bad Idea.
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