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From: Oliver Schad <o.schad@...>
Subject: Re: firewall suggestions?
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 17:32:23 +0100
Am Donnerstag, 8. Januar 2004 17:06 schrieb mir Ryan Voots:
> On Thu, 8 Jan 2004 16:17:49 +0100
>
> "Oliver Schad" <o.schad@...>  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.

A limit is a good way to protect from DDOS.

mfg
Oli

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