identify hostname

Brandon Ross bross at
Thu Dec 3 05:15:58 UTC 1998

On Wed, 2 Dec 1998, Phil Howard wrote:

> AFAIK, today, smurfers are only using *.*.*.255.  They would have to
> track a lot more information to use others, so for now I can generally
> expect that deny to prevent us from being an amplifier. 

I'm afraid that in my experience, that's not true at all.  I've seen smurf
attacks bounced off of networks as small as /30's and all the way up to
one network that was a /22, as well as everything inbetween, and I'm not
just talking about the last /30 in a /24 either.

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