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A 'Reason' Field for ICMP 'Administratively Prohibited' Messages

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Author Steven M. Bellovin
Last updated 2002-02-27
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The current ICMP 'Administratively Prohibited' message conveys one bit of information: we don't like your packet. This memo proposes adding additional information to help hosts retry other possible packets


Steven M. Bellovin

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