Subject: Re: ping floods
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: tech-net
Date: 03/23/1997 18:27:48
On Sun, 23 Mar 1997, Jason Thorpe wrote:

> 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 :-)

In which case the users move on to

    cat /dev/zero | telnet discard

or little perl or C programs, or something similar.

I think the correct solution is to explain to the users that if
they wish to abuse the network, they will be made free to find
another ISP.


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