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Re: SMURF amplifier block list

  • From: Dean Anderson
  • Date: Sat Apr 18 15:44:26 1998

At 3:21 PM -0400 4/18/98, Alex P. Rudnev wrote:
>> During an in progress attack, you probably have to take extreme measures,
>Do you remember - it's not attack against you or attack by some of your
>customer's networks used as amplifier, but the attack initiated from your
>own network. You never note such thing withouth some permanent
>It's why we saw this 100% helpless against the SMURF's.

But to protect your own network, all you need is the access rule I gave.
You know your own broadcast address and netmask, and can put in a rule to

You just can't block the presumed broadcast address used by other peoples

Logging attempted attacks which are blocked can't really be done with a
cisco.  You need something to monitor the line coming in.


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