Reference document

Org
IETF
Pubnum
RFC 2644
Date
1999
Version
Title
Changing the Default for Directed Broadcasts in Routers

Applicability

Router Requirements specifies that routers must receive and forward directed broadcasts. It also specifies that routers MUST have an option to disable this feature, and that this option MUST default to permit the receiving and forwarding of directed broadcasts. While directed broadcasts have uses, their use on the Internet backbone appears to be comprised entirely of malicious attacks on other networks. Changing the required default for routers would help ensure new routers connected to the Internet do not add to the problems already present.

Responsible Party

Name
NCIA/NSII

Status

URI
https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2644.txt

History

Flag Date RFC Version
added 2002-12-03 0.4
changed 2005-09-23 0.7
deleted 2009-07-29 3-5 4.0
changed 2014-10-14 9.0
changed 2017-01-14 9-19 10.0
UUID
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