ICMP Traceback Messages

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (itrace WG)
Authors Steven Bellovin  , Marcus Leech 
Last updated 2000-03-15
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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 Bellovin (smb@cs.columbia.edu)
Marcus Leech (mleech@nortelnetworks.com)

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