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Forum: The Linux Kernel Hackers' Guide
Re: Question Can you block or ignore ICMP packets?
Re: Feedback ICMP send rate limit / ignoring (Jukka Santala)
Keywords: ICMP ping Internet echo flood
Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 22:44:33 GMT
From: Jukka Santala <>

Oops, what a mistake. I missed the fact that icmp_send()
isn't actually used for replying to ICMP_ECHO_REQUEST's etc.
so no matter how you change the table in question, none
of the replies are going to be limited... so what you need
to do is add a call to the check in question to icmp_reply()
as well, which is something that can already be called real
kernel hacking. Here's how I'm doing it; however...
1) I haven't yet rebooted with this code... wish me luck ;)
2) Am I missing something? ping -f and ping -l get mostly ignored
Here's the bit of code, in icmp_reply() right at the beginning (after local varable definitions) :
          if(!xrlim_allow(icmp_param->icmph.type, skb->nh.iph->saddr))
I'll let you know how my tests with the thing proceed ;)
(Sorry for bad formatting, I managed to break my PPP thingy playing around with filedescriptors, it seems, and this remote lynx doesn't quite handle text-fields properly, it seems... :P)


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