Subject: Rate limiting ICMP responses?
To: None <>
From: John Klos <>
List: tech-net
Date: 01/13/2002 19:50:42

I'm about to compile a new kernel since I'm restarting so I can add
hardware, and I'd like to be able to rate limit ICMP responses.

I really don't want to do this with IP Filter, and I don't see any sysctl
variables for this.

How can I set the rate for ICMP responses? Note that I really don't want
to turn off ICMP; I'd rather have a rate of, say, two responses per second
so that normal pinging will work. Is there a kernel option for this


John Klos
Sixgirls Computing Labs