SMURF amplifier block list

jlixfeld at jlixfeld at
Sun Apr 19 22:48:32 UTC 1998

Cisco has a method of tracing SMuRF, do they not?  Anyone know how they do
it?!  Is it some imbedded thing, or do they call the owners of each
network and pray that they have Ciscos?

On Sat, 18 Apr 1998, Alex P. Rudnev wrote:

:> What about people who didn't subnet their class B on the eight bit 
:> boundry, but made larger subnets instead?  What about the class B that 
:> doesn't appear to be subnetted at all?  What about supernetted class C 
:> networks?  A trailing .255 can be a valid host.
:And what's worng? If they di nit subnet their B network, the tail of 
:address should be .255 too.
:If someone have particular .255 host - OK, you should not be able to ping 
:it, not more. The small fee for the free-of-smurfing-from-your-network.
:> > Why don't use the filter
:> > 
:> >  deny icmp any echo-request
:Just now, USA's ISP seems to be absolutely helpless facing SMURF. A lot 
:of networks do not block aroadcast echo-request's; no one even know how 
:to trace thos 'echo-request' packets by their network... may be I am 
:wrong, and it's because there is _a lot of ISP_ there, and even a few af 
:them who do not know how to fight against SMURF compose a good backet - I 
:do not know. 
:Really; does anyone know any sucsessfull attempts to search for the 
:smurfer? What penalty was provided for this hackers? Does exist some 
:legitimate way to establish a lawsuite against them (when they'll be 
:located - last is the only matter of qualification for their nearest ISP, 
:not more).


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