ICMP Attacks???????

Perry E. Metzger perry at piermont.com
Fri Aug 15 19:03:24 UTC 1997

Josh Beck writes:
> 	I think it's critical that routers be capable of logging the
> hardware addresses of ICMP, along with source addresses, so that these
> attacks can be traced across shared media at exchanges.

ICMP is only one of a dozen ways to attack people. There is no point
in specially targetting ICMP.

Unfortunately, it is, in practice, impossible to log ALL the traffic
across a very busy router at an exchange point.

In my opinion, the only long term solution here is software that is
"smart" about tracebacks -- that is, can be directed in real time to
log certain classes of traffic.


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