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- From: Tom Sanders
- Date: Fri Aug 19 07:21:56 2005
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> The other side is where your customers are living. There are living real
> system and network managers who know what they are doing. I dont think they
> let slip RIP into your network.
> But there are also people who believe in windows, who believe it makes sense
> to use netbios packets in the internet. They dont even know their box is
> sending and receiving RIP.
I dont recollect any connection between Netbios and RIP. Am i missing
something? Even if some application is leaking the RIP packets, why
would they carry a tag in them?
I thought it was a field rarely used in the implementations.
> I dont believe in blocking internet packets, but I am shure it is a good
> idea blocking those RIP packets. They are definitely ment to stay in the
> local network. RIP was never meant for the internet. Only missconfigured
> router allow it to pass through.
> And I cannot imagine anybody using RIP packets for SSH or something like
> that :)
> > Thanks,
> > Tom