About IP Source Route Attacks

To find the route that packets take through your network, attackers use IP source route attacks. The attacker sends an IP packet and uses the response from your network to get information about the operating system of the target computer or network device.

The default configuration of the XTM device is to drop IP source route attacks. From Fireware XTM Web UI, you can change the settings for this feature.

  1. Select Firewall > Default Packet Handling.
    The Default Packet Handling page appears.

Screen shot of the Default Packet Handling page

  1. Select or clear the Drop IP Source Route check box.
  2. Click Save.

See Also

About Default Packet Handling Options

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