RE: [Fwd: [Saad] Some initiating thoughts...]

Erik Nordmark <Erik.Nordmark@sun.com> Thu, 23 October 2003 14:33 UTC

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From: Erik Nordmark <Erik.Nordmark@sun.com>
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Subject: RE: [Fwd: [Saad] Some initiating thoughts...]
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> Typically, a DoS attack will be sourced from a host. Having the host be
> responsible for advising the network how to prioritize packets is akin
> to locking the henhouse to prevent fox attacks and then giving the fox
> the key.

David,

Your comment would make sense if I had suggested doing this for
packets *sent from the host*. I did not. I was talking about
packets being delivered *towards the host*.

And only in terms of a *relative priority* compared to other packets
sent towards the same IP address.

  Erik


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