Ping flooding (fwd)

Jordy jordy at
Tue Jul 9 08:21:49 UTC 1996

On Mon, 8 Jul 1996, Michael Dillon wrote:

> Are there any procedures in place to track down this kind of network
> abuse. In particular, is it possible that it is a stealth attack?
> Before you answer, take note that this is going to appear in Bob
> Metcalfe's column next week.

you can easily forge the header on an ICMP packet to make it look like it 
came from any address you wish, to my knowledge, there really isn't a way 
you can track down.

Denial of Service attacks like these are becoming common place, the only 
real course of action is to firewall, unfortunatly, they can just spoof 
from another source address.

> Is it possible for someone to forged the source IP address of an icmp
> packet?


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