Subject: Re: broadcast ping response
To: John Nemeth <>
From: Eric Haszlakiewicz <>
List: tech-net
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.