Re: What are martian filters?


Mills@UDEL.EDU
Sat, 29 Aug 87 1:44:43 EDT


Doug,

A martian filter is designed to delete certain kinds of packet trash
at gateway interfaces between networks. Specifically, the trash consists
of "loopback" addresses 127.0.0.1 from malconfigured Unix hosts, "local
use" addresses (see latest Assigned Numbers RFCs) and broadcasts. See
RFC-1009 for further information.

Dave



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