Ping flooding (fwd)

Michael Dillon michael at
Tue Jul 9 05:55:35 UTC 1996

On Tue, 9 Jul 1996, Daniel W. McRobb wrote:

> There will likely never be a means for a single NSP to track down the
> real source of spoofed packets using IPv4.  Service providers won't be
> letting other service providers track spoofed packets through their
> network.

Why not? Don't telcos do this?
Or if your answer is that telcos only do it for the police and not for
each other, then my question would be why can't we form an Internet
equivalent, maybe affiliated with something like CERT, that can make these
requests and with whom NSP's would cooperate.

Michael Dillon                                   ISP & Internet Consulting
Memra Software Inc.                                 Fax: +1-604-546-3049                             E-mail: michael at

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