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Re: SMURF amplifier block list - READ THIS
From: Pete Ashdown <pashdown () xmission com>
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 1998 14:06:03 -0600 (MDT)

Karl Denninger said once upon a time:

On Wed, Apr 15, 1998 at 01:52:43PM -0600, Pete Ashdown wrote:
Karl Denninger said once upon a time:

We already do this - its not a perfect filter, but it will only let you
transmit packets with sources that COULD possibly come from us.

The puzzling thing is why anyone would want to transmit packets over their
for-cost links with an address that wasn't from their network.  Proper
filters have other benefits aside from the obvious attack issues.

To create havoc on other people's networks?

"aside from the obvious attack issues"

I'm speaking from the admin's standpoint and not the perps.

There is more than one benefit to using proper filters.  Most people look
at them as just a security problem, and not their problem at that.

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