Subject: Re: ping floods
To: Nick Loman <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-net
Date: 03/23/1997 18:13:30
On Mon, 24 Mar 1997 01:56:51 +0000 
 Nick Loman <> wrote:

 > I'm getting fed-up of my users doing ping floods (ping -s 8000 host)
 > whenever they encounter a lame user on IRC. Can anyone suggest a way of
 > keeping ping ability available to users without them being able to run
 > commands like this which will soak up all my bandwidth uselessly?

My first inclination would be to restrict the "-s size" option to
the superuser, the same way "-f" is... and, basically, for the same
reason :-)

If folks think this is generally a good idea, I'll go ahead and
make such a change to the ping sources.

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