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Re: Questions about bogon filtering [Was: Re: Firewall update (if you're filtering bogons)]
F. Fox wrote:
> Arjan wrote:
>> The list of IPv4 Global Unicast Address Assignments got updated yesterday:
>> The previously unallocated prefix 197/8 has been allocated. Please
>> remove it from your firewall filter if you're filtering bogons.
> A question: Does filtering bogons really help security all that much? I
> would think that about all it'd be good for would be dropping packets
> with spoofed IDs - but in the case of a DDoS, where such a thing is
> likely, they've accomplished their goal simply by having the packet get
> across your uplink and bounce off your firewall.
> I suppose it could help spare load on a server in the case of a SYN
> flood directed towards one, but I would think it wouldn't be all that
> hard to adjust the RNG algorithm (or counter, or whatever) to have the
> spoofed IPs on the packets generated only in non-bogon space.
You're right that it doesn't help security, but I prefer to filter all
traffic that's not supposed to come from / go to the internet. Filtering
invalid outgoing traffic should help me stay out of trouble with my ISP.