2000-11-13 03:26:02

by Burton Windle

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Subject: Broadcast Pings

[sent to L-K at DaveM's suggestion]

Shouldn't Linux default to not respond to broadcasts pings? Perhaps I've
set them up wrong, but all of my Linux boxes reply to pings sent to the
broadcast address (RH's 2.2.16-3, 2.2.18pre18, and 2.4.0-test11-pre3).
Just for safety/non-smurfism, shouldn't they default to not reply ( I
[think] they can be tuned to do so) ? Sorry if this is a config issue that
I overlooked...

Burton Windle [email protected]
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