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Re: [nsp] known networks for broadcast ping attacks

  • From: Alan Barrett
  • Date: Wed Aug 13 06:57:01 1997

Ran Atkinson <[email protected]> said:
> Folks who want vendors to change the default changed so that
> routers don't - by default - forward directed broadcast should
> contact their vendors.  If lots of ISPs speak up,
> the vendors generally _will_ listen and make changes/fixes.

How do you know it's a directed broadcast if it's not for a connected
subnet?  Yes, you can make some guesses, but I am not convinced that
that's a good idea.

--apb (Alan Barrett)