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From: Julian Phillips <julian@××××××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-security@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-security] firewall suggestions?
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2004 23:52:43
Message-Id: Pine.LNX.4.58.0401082339400.1103@reaper.quantumfyre.co.uk
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-security] firewall suggestions? by Frank Gruellich
On Thu, 8 Jan 2004, Frank Gruellich wrote:

> * Ben Cressey <ben@×××××.org> 8. Jan 04 > > As far as RFCs go, the only relevant excerpt I could find was quoted on > > [snip] > > You want to read RFC1812.
I don't wish to express an opinon regarding the correct behaviour, but from RFC1812 5.3.9 Packet Filtering and Access Lists we have: "The router MUST allow packets to be silently discarded (i.e., discarded without an ICMP error message being sent)." does this not explicting require routers to support dropping of packets?
> > Regards, Frank. >
Merely trying to understand the situation. -- Julian --- User hostile. -- gentoo-security@g.o mailing list