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(Jim Thompson) write:
|Consider what happens if I forge my source address to be inside some
|network that I don't like, and I then flood you with datagrams that
|you bounce back to 'me', unknowingly causing router meltdown somewhere
|on the border of, or inside the network that I despise.
Isn't it possible today with trying to connect to invalid ports on any
host on the Internet? As far as I understand it will have the same effect.
Also, to avoid flooding some protocols limit the number of responses they send
in every time interval, like a packet a second.
|To make matters worse, I add some IP option (a source route) that adds
|to both your router's processing burden as well as the one on the unloved netw
Again, what prevents you from doing it today without the suggested change?
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