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Re: spare swamp space?

  • From: Alex Bligh
  • Date: Wed Aug 19 19:02:08 1998

Jeff,

Sorry I thought you were talking about router load.

Yeah, if you discard at the end of your upstream provider's link, then
that link will get saturated if you are smurfed enough. Last time we
had a really bad one, we were looking at 6-10Mb/s which was not enough
to saturate transit DS-3s, but enough to saturate a few bits of internal
network (us international providers have the odd small line here and
there). Obviously the further upstream you put it the better.

One of the problems here is lack of interest from peers and upstreams. If
you catch their interest at sales time rather than at abuse time
(i.e. you configure something similar into their router on setup),
that would be optimal.

Alex Bligh
GX Networks (formerly Xara Networks)
> That's Odd,  because with my experience with it, the destination (for example,
> irc.lightning.net) gets the committed access rate you set, however, the pipes are
> still flooded and connectivity to the outside world is poor to nil.  You would still
> have to agree that by having the upstream providors set the rate-limits is the safest
> and most effective interim solution until something can be done permanently about
> this oh so wonderful attack :-)
> 
> Alex Bligh wrote:
> 
> > My limited experience is that if you run CEF on the interface concerned,
> > life is bearable. If you don't, it isn't. If you run < 11.1.17?? CA
> > where fast discards and routes to null0 were introduced, life is
> > disastrous.
> >
> > Alex Bligh
> > GX Networks (formerly Xara Networks)
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > Alex Bligh wrote:
> > >
> > > > > servers, one for the outside world and one for our customers only.  The
> > > > > public server will be connected via a T1 to a smurf tracing friendly
> > > > > transit provider for external connectivity.  This T1 will be used for this
> > > >
> > > > OK, tell me where this falls down. Set up two IP addresses for your
> > > > IRC server on the same machine. On the router upstream from the machine,
> > > > allow only your customers to connect to one IP address, and anyone else
> > > > to connect to the other IP. Now go to your border routers, enable CEF
> > > > and configure something like:
> > > >
> > > > ! impose limits
> > > > access-list 100 permit ip any host public-irc.my.net
> > > > access-list 100 permit ip any host public-irc.my.net
> > > > access-list 101 deny ip any host private-irc.my.net
> > > > ! i/f config for borders
> > > > interface myinterface
> > > >  ip access-group 101 in
> > > >  rate-limit input access-group 102 512000 512000 512000 conform-action transmit exceed-action drop
> > > >
> > > > Effectively this means that if your public IP gets smurfed, it's b/w
> > > > usage internally on your network is limited. If your private IP gets
> > > > smurfed, it all gets dropped (thinking about it if you made exceptions
> > > > for IRC peering you could do the whole thing on one IP if your customers
> > > > never use border router i/fs).
> > > >
> > > > If you are paying per bit, you'll still pay for smurfs, but they'll have
> > > > to be 45Mb/s in size to cause any real damage. You'll probably find BGP
> > > > flapping up and down as your T1 saturates is more of a problem.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Alex Bligh
> > > > GX Networks (formerly Xara Networks)
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > --
> > >                               \\|//
> > >                              -(@ @)-
> > > ==========================oOO==(_)==OOo=================================
> > > Steven Nash                            uin: 9021398
> > > Cisco Certified Design Specialist       em: snash@lightning.net
> > > Network Engineer
> > > Lightning Internet Services LLC
> > > http://www.lightning.net
> > > -=+===================================================================+-
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> 
> --
>                               \\|//
>                              -(@ @)-
> ==========================oOO==(_)==OOo=================================
> Steven Nash                            uin: 9021398
> Cisco Certified Design Specialist       em: snash@lightning.net
> Network Engineer
> Lightning Internet Services LLC
> http://www.lightning.net
> -=+===================================================================+-
> 
> 
> 






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