jeerygh at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 15 12:40:39 MDT 2001
I recently was reading about Smurfing and decided to test my linux box. I
typed this command:
ping -c 10 -s 1 -q -b 126.96.36.199
and received the output:
WARNING: pinging broadcast address
PING 188.8.131.52 (184.108.40.206) from 220.127.116.11 : 1(29) bytes of data.
--- 18.104.22.168 ping statistics ---
10 packets transmitted, 10 packets received, +63 duplicates, 0% packet loss
The +63 duplicates is what the website I was reading told me to be concerned
So I go to http://www.netscan.org and http://www.powertech.no/smurf/
. They scan my ip class and say that I'm fine, telling me that i'm not
being used for Smurfing. I am confused. I have that +63 duplicates thing,
and i'm A. Not being USED for these type of attacks or B. I'm not vunerable
to be used by these attacks? Which is it?
If I am vunerable (that +63 duplicates thing again) how can I fix my boxes?
Thanks for any help,
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