Subject: Re: broadcast ping response
To: John Nemeth <email@example.com>
From: Eric Haszlakiewicz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/22/2005 18:25:11
On Sat, Jan 22, 2005 at 03:57:21PM -0800, John Nemeth wrote:
> Why is NetBSD 2.0 responding to broadcast ICMP ECHO REQUEST (ping)
> packets? Is there any way to stop it. Because this is a well known
> DOS most modern OSes don't respond, so I'm surprised that current
> versions of NetBSD do.
DoS? How so? I would think that responding to a ping takes considerably
less resources than, say, responding to a connection attempt.