Re: What are martian filters?

Sat, 29 Aug 87 1:44:43 EDT


A martian filter is designed to delete certain kinds of packet trash
at gateway interfaces between networks. Specifically, the trash consists
of "loopback" addresses from malconfigured Unix hosts, "local
use" addresses (see latest Assigned Numbers RFCs) and broadcasts. See
RFC-1009 for further information.


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