SYN spoofing

Deepak Jain deepak at
Wed Jul 28 18:05:14 UTC 1999

While it is easy, it is not always practical because you often have 
customers who advertise thousands of prefixes. 

Or, in the simpler case, if you transit 500,000 pps on a single outbound 
link/router, it becomes very expensive to do per packet filtering 

At our ingress points, for example, (from peers and customers) we do 
filter bogus traffic so we in turn, do not pass undesirable traffic on. 
At ingress points where you are only seeing 150,000 pps its not so bad 
doing per packet filtering.

Just an opinion,

Deepak Jain

 On Wed, 28 Jul 1999, Joe Shaw wrote:

> Any provider who allows the passing of address space that isn't his own
> (beyond whatever transit they may provide to their peers) is shameful.  
> How hard is it really to put a filter on your outbound links that says
> drop all ip traffic heading out these links that isn't from my IP space?
> It's just like martian filters for your inbound links, and we'd see a
> significant decrease in spoofing based attacks if it was more widely
> adopted.  Not to mention it'll keep peers from dumping traffic on you.
> --
> Joseph W. Shaw - jshaw at    
> Freelance Computer Security Consultant and Perl Programmer
> Free UNIX advocate - "I hack, therefore I am."
> On Wed, 28 Jul 1999, John Fraizer wrote:
> > Perhaps if you were to NAME these networks, they may be shamed into doing
> > something about the problem.  Then again, they should be ashamed to begin
> > with for passing RFC1918 traffic, let alone loopback space.

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