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ping-death

 

Syntax

Hierarchy Level

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 8.5.

Description

Configure the device to detect and reject oversized and irregular ICMP packets. Although the TCP/IP specification requires a specific packet size, many ping implementations allow larger packet sizes. Larger packets can trigger a range of adverse system reactions, including crashing, freezing, and restarting.

Required Privilege Level

security—To view this statement in the configuration.

security-control—To add this statement to the configuration.