Subject: Re: tcpdrop for NetBSD
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Mipam <>
List: tech-net
Date: 05/11/2005 11:02:34
On Wed, 11 May 2005, Martin Husemann wrote:

> This is not an argument pro/cons including this functionality, but can
> you please give an example of why/when this would be usefull? I think I
> never missed this feature myself, so I'm curious.

I use pf on current to do this when i do not like a connection.
pfctl has such an option, and yes i used it sometimes to kill connections 
that i didn't like to see. Windows machines with messenger and other stuff 
installed go unasked to sites or ip's on weird port numbers, when i notice 
such a thing and i do not like or trust it, i kill the connection.
Though, lately when i a user complained that the anti-virus product found 
something called keyspy.dll and i saw weird connections from that machine 
i just pulled the cable from the nic from that machine. :-)