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Re: Network Operators and smurf
From: Al Reuben <alex () nac net>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 1998 12:30:50 -0400 (EDT)
This should (naturally) be implemented where routing is symmetric
and where a "reverse-path check" (looking up the source address in
the routing table to find the "expected" incoming interface and
checking whether the packet did indeed enter through that interface)
The big question is, what do you do if most of your traffic _is_
asymetrical? I mean, a more basic check could be, "Does the network that
this packet was sourced from exist *at all*?", or "Do I have a route back
to the source network through *any* interface?"
That would cut down on a good amount of spoofing, like the idiots who
spoof from 188.8.131.52 etc.