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Re: Access to the Internic Blocked

  • From: Vadim Antonov
  • Date: Thu Aug 22 00:56:26 1996

On itself, LSRR is a godsend to hackers (i can think of about
a dozen of very nasty attacks using general LSRR).  The only
useful application for it is traceroute.

Why don't router vendors provide an option to turn it
off for everything but ICMP ECHO?