Subject: Re: ping floods
To: Nick Loman <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-net
Date: 03/23/1997 21:24:06
Nick Loman writes:
> 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?

We could make -s require superuser privs.

HOWEVER, I will point out that your users are free to put a program on
your machine to send out arbitrary sized packets any time they like.

The real solution for misbehaving users is to get out the guillotine, IMHO.