[buug] RPC + Megapath = Dialup

Jon McClintock jammer at weak.org
Wed Aug 20 13:07:53 PDT 2003

On Wed, Aug 20, 2003 at 12:37:07PM -0700, Bill Honeycutt wrote:
> We have several remote sites which use Megapath for their connection to 
> the internet.  Megapath now tells us that they have begun blocking all 
> ICMP packets traversing their network (DSL).  This wouldn't be so bad, 
> but our dumb terminals ping for a route before connecting  :-(

That's (ICMP blocking) dumb...and (I think) not RFC-compliant. Call
Megapath's sales department and bitch to them.

I don't think there has been a single security hole relating to ICMP
ping traffic.


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