Network Operators and smurf

Jay R. Ashworth jra at
Fri Apr 24 21:03:32 UTC 1998

On Fri, Apr 24, 1998 at 03:19:23PM -0400, Rusty Zickefoose wrote:
> 2.	Routers/Gateways should be configured to drop all packets with
> invalid source addresses.
> The problem is us.  This isn't a research network run and maintained by
> the knowledgable.  This is a business.  We're selling a product, and if we
> expect it to operate as advertised, it's up to us to educate those we sell
> it to. 

The problem isn't us.  It's cicso, and Bay, and Ascend, and... everyone
who won't put an anti-forging filter on their border routers so we
_can_ turn it on.  The first time someone co-sues cisco, it'll get
fixed with 30 days.

-- jra
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