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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.


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