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Re: Who does source address validation? (was Re: what's that smell?)

  • From: Stephen J. Wilcox
  • Date: Fri Oct 11 05:10:25 2002

On Thu, 10 Oct 2002, Greg A. Woods wrote:

> [ On Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 11:53:18 (-0400), Richard A Steenbergen wrote: ]
> > Subject: Re: Who does source address validation? (was Re: what's that smell?)
> >
> > 
> > I'm sure we can all agree on at least the concept that sourcing packets
> > from an address which cannot receive a reply is at least potentially
> > useful, for example to avoid DoS against a critical piece of
> > infrastructure. Would it make people feel better if there was a specific
> > seperate non-routed address space reserved for "router generated messages
> > which don't want replies"? Why?
> 
> Why not just use 127.0.0.1?!?!?!?!?

and thats different from rfc1918 because?





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