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Re: what's that smell?
- From: Iljitsch van Beijnum
- Date: Tue Oct 08 11:05:30 2002
On Tue, 8 Oct 2002, Joe Abley wrote:
> >> What is difficult about dropping packets sourced from RFC1918
> >> addresses before they leave your network?
> > But what's the point?
> Politeness, I guess. Seems rude to send traffic to peers when you
> absolutely know that the source address is inaccurate.
Politeness is good, truthfulness is usually better. If a peer isn't
properly filtering, I'd rather find out sooner (some RFC 1918 packets)
than later (DoS attack).
> > That's like complaining that the door isn't locked while the house has
> > no walls.
> Right. The no walls problem is far more usefully tackled by filtering
> inbound at the edge, not outbound.
No complaints from me if that is what people do.