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Re: Solution: Re: Huge smurf attack
On Mon, 11 Jan 1999, Daniel Senie wrote: > The proper answer to this is to disable directed broadcasts on the > routers themselves. It'd be helpful if routers came out of the box with > this feature disabled by default. Perhaps folks should talk with their > router vendors of choice and ask for this change. I have submitted a > draft into the IETF process to require this change, updating RFC 1812 > (router requirements). I'm happy to say that progress is being made in this area. When a vendor comes to us for the first time, one of things I tell them is that we will not buy their hardware until they ship with directed broadcast disabled by default. We've had a lot of success in this area, we'd have even more if others would do the same. Brandon Ross Network Engineering 404-815-0770 800-719-4664 Director, Network Engineering, MindSpring Ent., Inc. email@example.com ICQ: 2269442 Stop Smurf attacks! Configure your router interfaces to block directed broadcasts. See http://www.quadrunner.com/~chuegen/smurf.cgi for details.