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Re: New Internet-draft on DDOS defense...

  • From: Steven M. Bellovin
  • Date: Fri May 12 08:05:27 2000

In message <Pine.LNX.3.96.1000512075212.812B-100000@ogre.atl.netrail.net>, Bran
don Ross writes:
>
>On Thu, 11 May 2000, Owen DeLong wrote:
>
>> Right answer, wrong reason.  The originating host will be easy to identify
>> because the MAC address of the originating machine of the ECHO-REQUEST
>> packets will be contained in the packets.
>
>I have to strongly disagree, MAC addresses don't make it across router
>boundaries, source IP addresses do.

Besides, MAC addresses are quite often changeable.

		--Steve Bellovin







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