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ICMP Traceback Messages

Bellovin, Steven Michael; Leech, Marcus; Taylor, Tom

It is often useful to learn the path that packets take through the Internet, especially when dealing with certain denial-of-service attacks. We propose a new ICMP message, emitted randomly by routers along the path and sent randomly to the destination (to provide useful information to the attacked party) or to the origin (to provide information to decipher reflector attacks).



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Academic Units
Computer Science
Internet Engineering Task Force
Published Here
June 30, 2010
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