Subject: Re: random ip_id must be configurable
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Matt Thomas <email@example.com>
Date: 09/12/2003 15:38:43
On Friday, September 12, 2003, at 03:28 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> based on nmap OS fingerprint database, freebsd randomizes ip_id.
> also you see even quite a few embedded products (like small broadband
> router) randomizes ip_id. why we can't do it for netbsd.
That's not the right question. We can do it.
The right question is: Why should we?
And for that I have not seen a convincing case that it's worth the
Lastly, if I was going to do it, I would use the Solaris approach and
allocate those ip_id structures automagically in the inpcb code and pass
the structure to ip_output to use. (Of course, for icmp or igmp I'd
use a global structure and keep one per protocol).
Matt Thomas email: email@example.com
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http://3am-software.com/bio/matt/ Cupertino, CA
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