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Date:      Tue, 27 Jul 1999 13:59:16 -0500 (CDT)
From:      Joe Greco <jgreco@ns.sol.net>
To:        nate@mt.sri.com (Nate Williams)
Cc:        julian@whistle.com, green@FreeBSD.ORG, dillon@apollo.backplane.com, jgreco@ns.sol.net, hackers@FreeBSD.ORG, freebsd-ipfw@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: securelevel and ipfw zero
Message-ID:  <199907271859.NAA09676@aurora.sol.net>
In-Reply-To: <199907271715.LAA25892@mt.sri.com> from Nate Williams at "Jul 27, 1999 11:15:11 am"

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> > I like the ability at secure level 3 to only reset the counters forward..
> > It fits in with such things as the "append only" flag.
> 
> Then we'd have to implement per-rule counters that default to
> IPFW_VERBOSE_LIMIT but that could be changed to anything.  That's a very
> different setup than what we currently have.
> 
> (Another thing I just thought of is that this could cause DoS attacks on
> the system if a user compromised root and then set the limit to a very
> high number.)

This is already possible via sysctl, the VERBOSE_LIMIT variable may be
altered.

... Joe

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