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Re: Smurfing

  • From: Randy Bush
  • Date: Fri Feb 13 18:15:03 1998

>  o All router administrators on the immediately reachable
>    Internet needs to turn off directed broadcasts on their router
>    interfaces.  It's conceivable that "a significant portion of
>    all" would do as well, but the magnitude of this problem
>    boggles the mind.  First of all, we'd need to distribute the
>    appropriate amount of clue to all the corners of the net where
>    this needs to happen.  Maybe, just maybe, we'll get there
>    sometime (I'm an optimist!).

why should this not have become the default mode for all vendor diustributed
router code?