Solution: Re: Huge smurf attack

Steve Gibbard scg at
Tue Jan 12 18:11:09 UTC 1999

On Tue, 12 Jan 1999 danderson at wrote:

> I'm not sure what the big issue here is with the smurf attacks. If you set
> up some kind of access list that disables incoming icmp traffic, then turn

That breaks path MTU discovery (see RFC 1435 for more info on that), among
other things.


Steve Gibbard
WWNet System Administration
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