Huge smurf attack

Phil Howard phil at
Tue Jan 12 01:35:06 UTC 1999

Christopher X. Candreva wrote:

> Maybe the person who was attacked from that address can do a trace to it ?
> Obviously THEY have a route to it.

No, you don't have to have a route (back) to A.B.C.D to have a packet
arrive with a source address of A.B.C.D.  It might be nice if that were
the case in every router, but smurf can be effective just because this
is _not_ the case (as applies to the originating echo requests).

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