Re: OT: Security....

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On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 23:19:39 +0000
James Wilkinson <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote

> Joel wrote (about SSH attacks):
> > The guys that are not smart enough to spoof the IP when they try to
> > climb in are usually on DHCP, or at a netcafe, or at a school where they
> > are more than half likely to get kicked out.
> I refer the honourable Joel to my previous response.
> In particular, you can't really spoof IP addresses on SSH sessions. The
> server needs to be able to get packets back to the (possibly attacking)
> client, which means the client's IP address must be routable.

Okay, educate me. Why is a spoofed IP address known to be not routable?

Joel <rees@xxxxxxxxxxx>

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