On Thu, Dec 02, 2004 at 11:02:33AM +0000, Paul Jakma mentioned:
> Cause I dont see tonnes of ICMP probes here, but I do see tonnes of
> cruddage directed at various udp and tcp ports (which suggests
> blocking ICMP makes 0 difference..)
It will; many worms check for machines to break into with ICMP. Many
don't. In the real world, it makes sense to block it.
Needless to say, real network engineers will refuse debugging assistance
to anyone that blocks ICMP.
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