Subject: Re: DF bit copying in gif processing
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael Graff <email@example.com>
Date: 10/17/2000 10:30:49
Jason R Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Tue, Oct 17, 2000 at 01:10:55PM -0400, Bill Sommerfeld wrote:
> > Except that, in practice, the folks who needs to start doing
> > black-hole discovery are the N zillion web servers sitting behind
> > their own icmp-opaque firewalls....
> So, if an admin has an icmp-opaque firewall in front of his web farm,
> he deserves to lose. Losing may include turning off PMTU Discovery
> on his web servers.
But it doesn't work that way.
I try to reach www.3dfx.com. It fails.
I call 3dfx.com. They say "you're trying to hack our servers." or
simply ignore anything I mail/say.
It's the NetBSD user that loses here, even though it is actually the
server that is at fault.