traffic filtering

Jim Segrave jes at
Tue Jan 22 11:00:18 UTC 2002

On Mon 21 Jan 2002 (18:46 -0500), Stephen Griffin wrote:
> In the referenced message, Stephen Griffin said:
> > 
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I'm curious about how many networks completely filter all traffic to
> > any ip address ending in either ".0" or ".255".
> Just to clarify, since a lot of the messages I'm receiving seem to indicate
> I was unclear. I'm not trying to determine how I should filter. I'm
> trying to determine how many other networks filter in such a manner that
> traffic to/from legitimate hosts is blocked.
> One solution, rather than completely filter particular ip addresses, is
> to simply rate-limit either/both icmp echo request/icmp echo response
> message types. This should allow these other networks the ability to
> mitigate smurfs, while still allowing traffic from legitimate ip addresses.

We had to move some ADSL /32's off the .0 address because some idiots
out there were filtering on /24 boundaries. Demon never allocates
dialup /32's on .0 or .255, because there are misconfigured setups out

Jim Segrave           jes at

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