SMURF amplifier block list
dean at av8.com
Sat Apr 18 18:22:25 UTC 1998
Umm, I think this has already been hashed out. This is not the only netmask
on the planet, and you don't know what other networks netmasks are under
CIDR. Trying to guess the netmask just leads to breakage.
All you want to do is stop packets coming in to your broadcast address.
For example, for your network x.y.z/n (n=24) with your broadcast address
of x.y.z.255: (I presume everyone can translate between CIDR notation and
dotted decimal ;-)
deny ip any x.y.z.255 255.255.255.255
no ip directed broadcast basically puts in the same rule, but it does it
automatically by looking at the netmasks on the interfaces.
>Why don't use the filter
> deny icmp any 0.0.0.255 255.255.255.0 echo-request
>on the incoming lines? It just block 99.999% of this smurf amplifiers;
>and I hardly think someone eve sence this restriction for the real PING
>On Fri, 17 Apr 1998, Dean Anderson wrote:
>> Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 18:09:08 -0400
>> From: Dean Anderson <dean at av8.com>
>> To: jlixfeld at idirect.ca
>> Cc: nanog at merit.edu
>> Subject: Re: SMURF amplifier block list
>> > Does no ip directed broadcast really work?
>> Yes. It works.
>> And it works for whatever your particular netmask or broadcast address
>> happens to be, which is what's important.
>> The only time you shouldn't do it globally is when some other network
>> really needs to see broadcasts. For example, If we manage a client's
>> network with HP OpenView over the internet, we need to be able to send them
>> directed broadcasts, so that OpenView host discovery will work. Patrol
>> works the same way, as do other products. In this case you can't use the
>> "no ip directed broadcast" switch, but you can still set up access rules
>> which do the same thing except for the permitted network.
>> Bottom line is that you should protect your network from people who would
>> either abuse it via smurfing, or simply have no business looking for hosts
>> on your network. You have the tools to do it.
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