[Dshield] Spoofing Source Address Verification XP

Stephane Grobety security at admin.fulgan.com
Wed Nov 28 15:24:28 GMT 2001

QM> http://grc.com/dos/xplaughter.htm This site appears to be down, but perhaps
QM> since he has already explained it in great detail, I do not have to, and I
QM> do not feel the need to get you to understand the implications...Search on
QM> Steve Gibson topics if you cannot get there. Surely there are other sites
QM> with the article....

I'm sorry, but Gibson is completely ignorant in matters of security
and OS design. If you feel like knowing why, you could go to the
http://www.grcsucks.com web site (and disregard the ridiculous name).

If you need more convincing, then consider this: Gibson's own pathetic
attempt at writing a security tool (a simple, web-based port scanner)
is, in fact a real security risk as it use a hidden form field to
encode the sender's IP, allowing anyone to use his web site as a
bouncer for external scan and a security risk.
For more informations, please refer to:

I might also suggest that, the reason you can't reach his site is that
it might have been blackholled by a sensible admin due to this very
security risk. To verify this, do a trace on the IP, see where it
stops and, if it's close to you, then ask the admin of the network the
reason for the failure.

Good luck,

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