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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.3.96.1000512075212.812Bemail@example.com>, 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.