Gentoo Archives: gentoo-security

From: Ryan Voots <simcop2387@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-security@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-security] firewall suggestions?
Date: Thu, 08 Jan 2004 16:13:38
Message-Id: 20040108110629.0d36b555.simcop2387@yahoo.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-security] firewall suggestions? by Oliver Schad
On Thu, 8 Jan 2004 16:17:49 +0100
"Oliver Schad" <o.schad@×××.de>  Add to Address Book wrote:
> Probably you think ICMP is dangerous too. There are a lot of brain dead > admins who blocks ICMP packets and they wonder why connections to some > websites are broken or if they administrate the packet filter before a > webserver they wonder why some user grouches they wouldn't get a > connection to the web server.
thats one reason i don't block it, some services and things use it to look for hosts that are up, what i wish i could do is some type of limit where it would only send replies to them at a certain rate, just so that a ping -f on 12 machines to my machine wouldn't cause a huge bandwidth surge from my machine. -----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK---- Version: 3.1 GCS/CM/E/M/S/O d--(-) s:+>:- a--->-->->>+>++>+++$ C+++>++++$ UL++++>++++$ P+++>++++$ L++++>++++$ !E-? W++>++$>+++$ N++>* !o? !K? w--->---$ O-- M-@ !V--? PS+++(++(+((-)))) PE Y+(++)@ PGP+++(++) t+++>+++$ 5--(-)@ X++@>+++@ R+(++)@ tv+++@>++@ b+>++ DI++++ D+++@ G+++>++++ e>+$>++$>+++$>++++$>+++++$ h+>++ r*(--(++))@ !y+>-->->+++@ -----END GEEK CODE BLOCK-----

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Re: [gentoo-security] firewall suggestions? Oliver Schad <o.schad@×××.de>
Re: [gentoo-security] firewall suggestions? Troy Farrell <troy@×××××××××××.com>