Solution: Re: Huge smurf attack

Dan Hollis goemon at
Tue Jan 12 21:04:16 UTC 1999

On Tue, 12 Jan 1999, Dean Anderson wrote:
> At 12:39 PM 1/12/1999 -0800, Dan Hollis wrote:
> >On Tue, 12 Jan 1999, Dean Anderson wrote:
> >> And yes, some customers may in fact want or need directed broadcasts on.
> >Leaking rfc1918 onto the public internet is not acceptable, directed
> >broadcasts enabled or not.
> Agreed.  We block anything sourced from rfc1918 outbound, among other things. 

Too bad the major backbones dont do this. Arent there something like
"willfull negligence" laws somewhere when calculating monetary damages? Eg
the backbones have been notified of the problem and outright refuse to
take action to block rfc1918 addresses.


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