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Re: Operational impact of filtering SMB/NETBIOS traffic?
----- Original Message ----- From: Bill Woodcock <[email protected]> To: Scott Call <[email protected]> Cc: <[email protected]> Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 2:32 PM Subject: Re: Operational impact of filtering SMB/NETBIOS traffic? > > > Because this traffic is IP traffic, I wanted to ask others on this list > > how they treat SMB traffic on their backbones? > > We've asked all customers, and nearly all of those have had us go ahead > and filter it inbound into their tailcircuits. Some we're also filtering > outbound, again at the tailcircuit. A few have asked for exceptions for > some home or branch offices, but that hasn't gotten unmanageable yet. > Most of the ones with complicated remote-access needs use GRE. > Yes, all people really need from the IPv4 global transport is the basic, transparent, end-to-end transport of packets with IP (not TCP or UDP) headers, without disturbing the TOS field...with that, we can evolve... Jim Fleming http://www.unir.com/images/architech.gif http://www.unir.com/images/address.gif http://www.unir.com/images/headers.gif http://www.ntia.doc.gov/ntiahome/domainname/130dftmail/unir.txt http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/sdks/platform/tpipv6/start.asp