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[Archive] [ScreenOS] What is the ping-of-death threshold on NetScreen devices?



Article ID: KB5348 KB Last Updated: 24 Dec 2019Version: 4.0

This article discusses ping-of-death threshold for NetScreen devices.


  • How to configure ping-of-death threshold on NetScreen devices?

  • Is there a threshold for ping-of-death packets on NetScreen devices?



There really is no threshold for the Ping of Death. The Ping of Death is a very specialized packet, and when this option is enabled, NetScreen will drop every one of them.  The threshold is one, because a single Ping of Death can reboot a PC.

The Ping-of-Death is detected by checking every packet, and if the offset is over 65535, NetScreen would drop the packet.

Here is the problem or goal:

  • How to configure ping-of-death threshold
  • Ping-of-death threshold

Applicable Products:

  • SSG Devices
  • ISG Devices
  • NS5000 devices.

Applicable ScreenOS:

  • 6.3.0


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