Is there any protection mechanism for a spamming dhcp client?

Simon Hobson dhcp1 at
Thu Feb 3 14:19:50 UTC 2011

Jürgen Dietl wrote:

>Concerning the ip-table proposal:
>Is there a way to ignore a special amount of 
>packets with ip table? I dont want to block all 
>the packets from the client. Can you maybe post 
>an example for IP-Tables?

I've never used it, but there is a "recent" 
module for iptables. I believe it has the ability 
to apply "if there have been x packets from this 
host matching this rule in the last y seconds, 
then drop the packet".

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