On Thu, 28 Aug 2003, Steve Carter wrote:
The rate-limiters have become more interesting recently, meaning they've
actually started dropping packets (quite a lot in some cases) because of
the widespread exploitation of unpatched windows machines.
Yep, the amount of ICMP traffic seems to be increasing on most backbones
due to worm activity. It probably hasn't exceed HTTP yet, but it is
surpasssing many other protocols. Some providers have seen ICMP increase
by over 1,000% over the last two weeks.