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    In message <m0xZuud-0005FtC@lightning.swansea.linux.org.uk> you write:
    > > else if((ntohs(ip->tot_len)<8+(ip->ihl<<2))&&(ip->protocol==IPPROTO_TCP \
    > > || ip->protocol==IPPROTO_UDP))
    > > return FW_BLOCK;
    > > [...]
    > >
    > > methinks that blocking those "ugly" packets without any notification
    > > is a crime ;-) What about a simple patch ? (attached below)
    >
    > Now allow me to send you millions of them filling your disk, driving your
    > load through the roof and generally becoming a denial of service issue.

    Which is what net_ratelimit() is for.
    [ This is done in my Generic IP chains patch -- gratuitous plug ].

    Rusty.
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