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Re: Smurfing

  • From: Paul Ferguson
  • Date: Mon Feb 16 00:37:59 1998

Prehaps RFC1812 *should* be updated to reflect that this
is destructive behavior.

Having said that, this is work whch should be suggested to
the IETF -- the NANOG participants, being operations focused,
are in a very good position  to make noise on this front.

- paul

> Excerpted from section 5.3.5:
>    A router MAY have an option to disable receiving network-prefix-
>    directed broadcasts on an interface and MUST have an option to
>    disable forwarding network-prefix-directed broadcasts.  These options
>    MUST default to permit receiving and forwarding network-prefix-
>    directed broadcasts.
> Or perhaps because the folks on this list haven't made it clear enough
> to their vendors that the default should be "off" <hint>.