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Re: Using unallocated address space - for DoS?

  • From: Miguel A.L. Paraz
  • Date: Wed Feb 14 09:38:28 2001

On Wed, Feb 14, 2001 at 09:21:32AM -0500, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> You don't have to break into the "right" router; you just have to start 
> announcing the networks in a way that your peers don't -- can't -- 
> detect is improper.


I did not mean that the network operator was malicious.  I meant, in the same
way that vulnerable servers are broken into and used for DoS, can routers
be broken into and do DoS via blackholes?  I think it is hard unless you 
know the right combination of vulnerable router (sniffable LAN?) and
unprotected upstream or peer.


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