[Snort-users] ICMP Source Quench

Bryan Waters bryanw at ...9616...
Mon Jul 7 12:04:06 EDT 2003

Of course...but I did my search on yahoo and the results were so noisy that
I couldn't find anything specific on the topic.  Also...I would have thought
that Snort would have had at least a blurb in the online rule docs...since
they didn't and the yahoo results were so bad, i didn't push it figuring it
was something rather esoteric.


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Green [mailto:cmg at ...1935...]
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2003 9:08 AM
To: Bryan Waters
Cc: snort-users at lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [Snort-users] ICMP Source Quench

"Bryan Waters" <bryanw at ...9616...> writes:

> What is an "ICMP Source Quench"?
> I have snort running and its working fine...i'm just looking for a place
> determine what some of the more poorly documented rules are...so i can get
> an idea of what exactly is happening and how much of a threat it is...

Please tell me you atleast did (Lie if you have to :-)):



The additional $0.02 from experience:

Often times if you see ICMP source quenches your network is either
flooding a particular network OR you netblock is being spoofed and
some poor old sod is being flooded and can only yell at you about it.

Try reverse dns on the Source IP and if it's an IRC server, it's probably
the latter.
Chris Green <cmg at ...1935...>
Fame may be fleeting but obscurity is forever.

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