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Fragmented Packet Handling and a Suggestion
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Fragmented Packet Handling and a Suggestion
- From: JAMES RAZMUS II <lotsomail_(_at_)_usa_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: 11 Nov 99 09:50:58 MST
I would like to make a suggestion regarding this and other oBSD mailing lists.
Adding a subject prefix like "[oBSD-Misc]" to all messages sent from the
mailing list makes it simpler for subscribers to set up rules to manage their
incoming mail. With this addition I could create rules to put incoming mail
in appropriate folders. Other mailing lists I subscribe to do this and it's
quite nice. Just a suggesion.
Now for the real question. Does the oBSD kernel handle reassembling IP
packets that are fragmented before passing them on. I recall that the Linux
kernels I compiled allowed this as an option. It was nice because my firewall
could then protect other systems which still suffered from this vulnerability.
If the kernel doesn't do it, do I need to setup ipf rules to handle it?
Thanks for you time,
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