Re: Survive without ICMP?
From: Jens Hoffmann (jh_at_bofh.de)
Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 22:29:22 +0200
Purl Gurl <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> That is an alchemistic view on the network.
> Your local network is not the internet.
> You cannot control transactions over the
> You cannot control remote servers,
> you cannot control gateways,
> you cannot control
> how many gateway hops a transaction makes
> can you control what happens to transaction
> data coming through internet gateways.
Who do you think, controls internet gateways?
> A simple test of this is to reach out into the
> internet then set all gateway speeds to 2 megabits
> per second. Cannot be done.
;) It can. You need to have some passwords, but that is not the point.
> Use of ipsec is a clear example of no control
> of the internet.
No, a result of the knowledge, that a public network is not
controlled by a single entity.
> None of that is alchemy nor gold. All of that
> is common knowledge.
Common, perhaps. But wrong.
Let's have a look non control of the route your pakets take.
Look into the meaning of routing, routing protocols, OSPF (for
local nets...) or BGP (routing control on the internet).