spare swamp space?

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at
Thu Aug 20 06:34:12 UTC 1998

On Wed, 19 Aug 1998, Alex Bligh wrote:

> Effectively this means that if your public IP gets smurfed, it's b/w
> usage internally on your network is limited. If your private IP gets
> smurfed, it all gets dropped (thinking about it if you made exceptions
> for IRC peering you could do the whole thing on one IP if your customers
> never use border router i/fs).
> If you are paying per bit, you'll still pay for smurfs, but they'll have
> to be 45Mb/s in size to cause any real damage. You'll probably find BGP
> flapping up and down as your T1 saturates is more of a problem.

I believe the major point was that the smurfed traffic shouldnt be routed
at all outside of the provider that hasnt fixed their smurf-relays,
bringing down the impact on transit providers as well...?

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at

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