On Thu, 11 Dec 2008, paul at clubi.ie wrote:
> On Thu, 11 Dec 2008, Brian Foster wrote:
>>> the admin did say it's a protection against some sort
>> of attacks (he wasn't specific and I didn't ask).
>> Ok.. the answer is to go find this Mordac and (gently) beat them about
> the head with a sturdy, hardback copy of Stevens, until they disable this
> moronic and useless "security" feature.
I'd be curious to know what attack is being defended against and what it's
doing though. Is it just dropping the connection?
> The attack Gavin mentions is interesting, but applying a rate-limiter to
> the traffic (e.g. WRED, see Floyd, etc.) is probably a far better
> answer, and more inline with standard, network best-practice.
I doubt Brian's issue has much to do with that attack, it just reminded me
of it a little. Some debate has gone on over how best to deal with it.
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