[nSLUG] Eastlink cable modem access

Gerald linux at zdoit.airpost.net
Tue Feb 5 23:25:45 AST 2008

Scott Walsh wrote:
> Almost 40k broadcasts from this address in 
> <>, all to the external interface of my gateway.
> Feb  5 20:01:36 gateway kernel: iptables dropping: IN=eth0 OUT= 
> MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:00:01:5c:23:08:02:08:00 SRC= 
> <> DST= <> LEN=328 
> TOS=0x00 PREC=0x00 TTL=64 ID=45441 PROTO=UDP S
> PT=67 DPT=68 LEN=308
> Someone that I work with recently said that the actual HFC interface of 
> the modem is on the 10 network, which would seem that it's passing 
> things through that it shouldn't, and this is a SB5101.
. .  . .


Are the packets responses to DHCP requests? Perhaps every DHCP request 
on your branch of Eastlink.


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