[Firehol-support] "protection strong" on routes

Jean-Michel Hiver jhiver at ykoz.net
Fri Apr 14 19:46:06 BST 2006

Carlos Rodrigues a écrit :

>I'm using "protection strong" on both "interface"s and "router"s, but
>I'm starting to wonder if that's such a good idea...
>The problem is in the flood protection. In a network with 100+
>simultaneous users, "syn-floods" matches quite a lot of packets.
>The alternative is either to specify a higher rate than the default,
>or to specify all the other protection types, and exclude the flood
>ones, like:
>   protection "invalid fragments new-tcp-w/o-syn malformed-xmas
>malformed-null malformed-bad"
>(I think is is valid syntax, isn't it? Or one has to specify multiple
>protection commands?)
>I think, just like there is a "strong" shortcut, there should also be
>"flood" (syn and icmp) and "bad" shortcuts.
>For example, "protection bad" would be a shortcut for the protections above.
I think it's a good idea but "protection bad" is a terrible name. It 
sounds  like "a bad protection" which is completely against firehol's 
rule of clarity.

Maybe it should simply be "protection bad-packets" or "protection basic" 
or something.


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