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Re: [users] MAC -> IP?

On Thu, Jun 21, 2001 at 05:14:52PM +0200, Sebastiaan wrote:
> Hi,
> On Thu, 21 Jun 2001, Carel Fellinger wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 21, 2001 at 08:13:03AM +0200, Sebastiaan wrote:
> > ...
> > > That is true. However, it seems like a good idea to filter that way. Will
> > > this do the job?
> > > iptables -P INPUT DROP
> > > iptables -A INPUT -i eth0 -d ! -j DROP
> > 
> > This will drop all legitimate multicast/broadcast too.
> > 
> Does that hurt? I mean, will my/the internet performace go down? What is
> the use of broadcast messages over the internet?

I'm no expert, so be warned, this could be double dutch.

I think it's mainly used for things like streaming video and video
conferencing, and ofcourse the initial step of DHCP/BOOTP ed.  The
latter won't bite you as it is used from your machine to your IPS,
the anwser back has a normal destination adress (as far as I know).

groetjes, carel

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