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ICMP Traceback Messages

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (itrace WG)
Expired & archived
Authors Steven M. Bellovin , Marcus D. Leech
Last updated 2000-03-15
RFC stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status (None)
Stream WG state WG Document
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IESG IESG state Expired
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It is often useful to learn the path that packets take through the Internet, especially when dealing with certain denial-of-service attacks. We propose a new ICMP [RFC792] message, emitted randomly by routers along the path and sent to the destination.


Steven M. Bellovin
Marcus D. Leech

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