Re: 2.0 ethX bogus packet size messages ...

Alan Cox (
Sun, 16 Jun 1996 18:09:07 +0100 (BST)

> True, but "rm -rf /" is like burning your *own* house down, wheras
> allowing giant packets onto the wire is like sprinkling your whole
> street with a big box of nails and broken glass.

Which a superuser can do by numerous means. Another issue is stuff like plip
where a 2K mtu is legal even tho it is ethernet. And there are people who have
real uses for 2K mtu's on ethernet even if it is illegal (like testing out
of spec behaviour for routers...)