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Re: GRC rides again...

  • From: Ron Buchalski
  • Date: Mon Jul 02 11:02:19 2001

Chris Rapier writes:
From: Chris Rapier <rapier@psc.edu>
CC: nanog@merit.edu
Subject: Re: GRC rides again...
Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2001 10:45:39 -0400

My feeling is that he's missing some clues regarding the necessary
realities of the situation. Its not so much a matter of laziness,
<snip>

I'm also sure that XP might increase the number of spoofed packets
running through the network. If that spurs more ISPs to use source
address filtering them thats a good thing. Even if they don't it is
possible to track down where a spoofed IP is coming from - its more of a social engineering issue than a technical one.

The GRC page talks about his dos attack, and he also rants about the "dangers" of the IP stack in XP, but his dos attack didn't come from sources sending spoofed packets, so source address filtering wouldn't have helped in this case. GRC complaining about the spoofed packet problem should be a separate rant on his website (who knows...it probably is!).

-rb

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