Solution: Re: Huge smurf attack

Dan Hollis goemon at
Thu Jan 14 02:49:06 UTC 1999

On Wed, 13 Jan 1999, Brandon Ross wrote:
> Regardless, even from a strict monetary point of view, while the smurf
> attacks against us are most certainly harmful, they don't cost us nearly
> as much as the tech support calls blocking ICMP echo would generate.

How about originating smurf attacks?

Does mindspring do filtering on dialups, or can mindspring users forge any
source address they like?

Does ANY major provider filter source addresses on their dialups?


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