[clug] Dropped icmp packets - means what?

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at anu.edu.au
Fri Aug 22 10:09:50 EST 2003

At 10:01 AM +1000 03/8/22, Paul Bryan wrote:
>Quoting Felix Karpfen <felixk at webone.com.au>:
>> Attached is a log of the packets that were dropped by "iptables"
>> today.
>These are echo_request packets. i.e. "pings". I've been getting a ton of pings
>lately on our ADSL connection at work as well. They come from different sources
>all over the place.
>Could be to do with the Blaster worm? If so, this only affects widoze boxes.

only *infects* windoze boxes, *affects* any computer connected to the internet.

>The Internet Storm Centre[1] (they make me spell centre incorrectly when writing
>HTML, but I'll be damned if they make me do it here!) has a bunch of info on
>nasty net activity. They may have some more info about this. I haven't had a
>chance to check yet.
>[1] http://isc.incidents.org/

Kim Holburn 
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Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering
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