Re: Denial of service
> pardon my ignorance, but i was wondering what a 'smurf magnifier' was...
a big glass that you hold up to little blue objects.
ok not really.
smurfing - pinging a host and giving it a respond ip that is a broadcast
address of a network.
if a system allows either:
1. spoofed packets to leave
2. Allows directed ip broadcast
then it could be used as a smurf magnifier.
the idea is you can get some pretty heinous packet actions going on if all
the hosts in a subnet respond to a host outside of that subnet when the
broadcast or network address is pinged.