[atlas] Spoofing the source IP address from a probe?
Peter Koch pk at DENIC.DE
Wed Jun 12 18:02:15 CEST 2013
On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 05:30:21PM +0200, Daniel Karrenberg wrote: > No they cannot. It is a matter of policy first and foremost. It is too easy to loose the trust of the probe hosts and to get a bad name with providers if we have the probes do stuff that is as questionable as source address spoofing. thanks. > As RIPE NCC chief scientist I am of the opinion that if the community decides to do such tests despite the risk to RIPE Atlas, then we can only do this with explicit permission from the host concerned. as a host my understanding is that the Atlas network exists to generate a view of "the Internet" from a variety of vantage points. A spoofing test (and other tests that have been discussed) would rather explore specific aspects of the respective hosts' network. There's really a fine line. -Peter