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5.3.7 Martian Address Filtering

5.3.7 Martian Address Filtering

An IP source address is invalid if it is a special IP address, as defined in 4.2.2.11 or 5.3.7, or is not a unicast address.

An IP destination address is invalid if it is among those defined as illegal destinations in 4.2.3.1, or is a Class E address (except 255.255.255.255).

A router SHOULD NOT forward any packet that has an invalid IP source address or a source address on network 0. A router SHOULD NOT forward, except over a loopback interface, any packet that has a source address on network 127. A router MAY have a switch that allows the network manager to disable these checks. If such a switch is provided, it MUST default to performing the checks.

A router SHOULD NOT forward any packet that has an invalid IP destination address or a destination address on network 0. A router SHOULD NOT forward, except over a loopback interface, any packet that has a destination address on network 127. A router MAY have a switch that allows the network manager to disable these checks. If such a switch is provided, it MUST default to performing the checks.

If a router discards a packet because of these rules, it SHOULD log at least the IP source address, the IP destination address, and, if the problem was with the source address, the physical interface on which the packet was received and the Link Layer address of the host or router from which the packet was received.


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