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Re: update

  • From: Daniel Senie
  • Date: Tue Sep 26 11:49:03 2000

"Henry R. Linneweh" wrote:
> John;
> IMHO they are in complicity with harming the network fabric and that of
> their competitors by allowing such disruption of routing.
> "The SMURF problem is years old.  People who don't look for this on their
> own networks and prevent it before it starts are AS MUCH if not MORE a
> part of the problem as the script kiddies".

Implementing RFC 2827 (ingress filtering) and RFC 2644 (disabling
directed broadcast) is more than just a nice idea. These are both BCPs,
since they both represent methods for limiting damage to the Internet.

When negotiating contracts with downstream clients, perhaps adding
language that insists on implementation of these would be worthwhile?
The documents were written and given BCP status so that the community
can refer to them and hopefully increase the number of sites that

Daniel Senie                                        [email protected]
Amaranth Networks Inc.