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Re: Cisco vulnerability and dangerous filtering techniques
On Tue, 22 Jul 2003 17:50:17 EDT, [email protected] said: > How many thousands of "polls" do you think a looking glass can handle > simultaneously? I am all for the doomsday scenarios, but lets make them a > little bit less sci-fi, shall we? How about "it would create valid looking > OSPF packets with garbage in them?" or "create valid looking STP packets" Why would thousands be needed? We already *know* that the bad guys are *well* acquainted with using P2P networks for controlling zombies. There's no reason a few strategic queries won't provide a good first approximation, which can then be distributed. Remember - it doesn't have to be perfect to cause a problem. ;) And no, there's no reason they can;t create poison OSPF or STP packets.