"broadcast ping" message
jdp at polstra.com
Wed Apr 16 11:52:11 PDT 2003
In article <20030416114002.K46401-100000 at moo.sysabend.org>,
Jamie Bowden <ragnar at sysabend.org> wrote:
> > > Then submit a draft for a superceding RFC, don't ignore it just because
> > > it's inconvenient. That's a Microsoft attitude.
> > Take it up with the NSP folks. I've not written standards stuff, and this
> > is now a
> > Best Current Practices. I've had my share of DDoS's from broadcast pings.
> > It's NOT JUST ME, it's the ENTIRE ISP Community.
> All the world is not an ISP. Having worked in that industry in the past,
> I understand why they do things, but changing the default behaviour to
> violate RFCs is not what I consider a good thing. The option to turn it
> is great for those who want or need it.
> Using Cisco as an example doesn't bolster your argument, BTW, they've done
> their share of boneheaded things in the past as well.
> If the world is a better place for an updated standard, then fix the
> standard, don't ignore it. This isn't directed at you personally Larry,
> it's just a general rant.
Oh, drop it! Security fixes don't wait on standards. You've got a
knob to make it do what you want -- so use it. Please stop the
whining or at least remove me from the cc list.
John D. Polstra & Co., Inc. Seattle, Washington USA
"Disappointment is a good sign of basic intelligence." -- Chögyam Trungpa
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