North American Network Operators Group

Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical

Re: [nsp] known networks for broadcast ping attacks

  • From: Sharif Torpis
  • Date: Tue Aug 12 15:14:04 1997

On Aug 12,  2:42am, Charles Sprickman wrote:
> Subject: Re: [nsp] known networks for broadcast ping attacks
> When I type "no ip source route" on a Cisco, what exactly is that doing
> for me?  Is it just disallowing the router itself to generate
> source-routed packets or is it saying sink all source-routed packets?
> All this talk of spoofing is getting me a bit confused.  What exactly is
> the difference between source-routing and spoofing?
> Just trying to understand a bit more,

Spoofing is forging a packet's source address. Source routing is including
information in the packet that tells the route the packet should take to get to
its destination.


Sharif Torpis ([email protected])
Network Engineering
Pacific Bell Internet
PGP Key at