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Re: SMURF amplifier block list
On Tue, 14 Apr 1998, Stephen Sprunk wrote: > Are we really concerned about being smurfed by a /30, or even a /27? You should be. If I didn't have directed broadcasts turned off on my network, it would be a very effective smurf amplifier. Because ARIN keeps us on a very short leash, we use the smallest subnet we can get away with for our POPs. Some such sites are very well connected. As far as .0 and .255 addresses go, I'm no more "asking for trouble" by using those than I'm asking for trouble by running an IRC server. They are completely valid addresses. Perhaps those making such comments are better at getting IP space than we are, but we need to squeeze every IP we possibly can into use just to provide enough addresses to our customers. Brandon Ross Network Engineering 404-815-0770 800-719-4664 Chief Network Engineer MindSpring Enterprises, Inc email@example.com Mosher's Law of Software Engineering: Don't worry if it doesn't work right. If everything did, you'd be out of a job.