Alex Rudnev wrote:
BTW. Some time ago (when we used PC based routers and had all sources) we
discussed the same problem. One of the best solutions to prevent many kinds of
hacker's weapons is to allow customer send packets with SRC address ONLY
if this (SRC) address have routing via the same interface. This control is possible
only for one-homed customer but is effective enougph to prevent TCP spoofing,
many SYN, PING, UDP etc attacks and does allow ISP to determine the source of
any internet attack.
I stated many times that it would be desireable default behaviour for
routers to never accept packets with source addresses for which it
doesn't have route back thru the same interface.
That prohibits IP src spoofing (and asymmetrical paths). When asymmetrical
routing is what it desired that safeguard could be disabled on per-interface
In most networks asymmetrical routing is an indication of a bug in
an IGP configuration, so early detection of the configuration problems
would be an additional benefit.