Gentoo Archives: gentoo-security

From: Frank Gruellich <frank@××××××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-security@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-security] firewall suggestions?
Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2004 08:11:29
In Reply to: RE: [gentoo-security] firewall suggestions? by Bob Crain
* Bob Crain <robert.crain@×××××××.net>  8. Jan 04
> I've got DSL, and I know the IP of my gateway. When I want to appear > invisible, I respond to unwanted packets with a 'REJECT - ICMP host > unreachable' that has a spoofed source address of my gateway? That way, > it looks like the gateway responded and I don't exist! > > Whadduya think?
Nice idea, but the packet has to traverse the gateway, too... a gateway that forwards a paket with itself as origin? This would be a very obvious spoof. Regards, Frank. -- Sigmentation fault -- gentoo-security@g.o mailing list


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RE: [gentoo-security] firewall suggestions? Bob Crain <robert.crain@×××××××.net>