Subject: Re: mail issues - status update
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Date: 04/11/2000 11:16:39
At 5:29 -0700 4/11/00, der Mouse wrote:
>[moved from a less appropriate elsewhere]
>> We ship with source-routing enabled by default?
>I should hope so.
>Disabling source routing is shooting the messenger. The problem is not
>source routing; the problem is daemons that make security decisions
>based on peer IP addresses. Disabling source routing is like blocking
>ICMP in order to stop ping-of-death DoS - the right thing to do is fix
>the bugs, not paper over the holes.
I agree. Now, let's go fix Microsoft, Apple, Sun, SGI, IBM, HP...