Should routers send redirects by default?
jfbeam at gmail.com
Fri Aug 20 20:09:43 CDT 2010
On Fri, 20 Aug 2010 20:08:34 -0400, Brandon Ross <bross at pobox.com> wrote:
> Okay, I'll ask again. Exactly how does disabling ICMP redirects on my
> router prevent traffic from being intercepted?
It stops *one vector* of MITM attack. If a router honors redirects (and
it never should), an evil host can intercept traffic of hosts that aren't
on the local network.
This is 5000% beyond the scope of the original question, btw.
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