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From: Eric Paynter <eric@×××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-security@l.g.o
Subject: RE: [gentoo-security] [OT?] automatically firewalling off IPs
Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2005 18:54:57
Message-Id: 59467.198.162.158.16.1128710838.squirrel@65.61.200.197
In Reply to: RE: [gentoo-security] [OT?] automatically firewalling off IPs by Tad Glines
On Thu, October 6, 2005 7:37 pm, Tad Glines said:
> Most infrastructure routers on the net drop/block packets with source > route options so spoofing the source IP of a TCP conversation is not > generally practical over the internet.
To be sure, drop source-routed packets at your own firewall too. Don't rely on "most" infrastructure to do it for you. -Eric -- arctic bears - email and dns services http://www.arcticbears.com -- gentoo-security@g.o mailing list

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