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IP Spoofing is NOT IP Hijacking which is causing confusion for anyone reading this. IP Spoofing at its minimum / bare bones explanation is also called impersonation. Let's have an ASCII look at what it does, and how it happens: You (1.2.3.4) --> connect to your bank --> Bank (2.2.2.2) In spoofing, I can pretend to be anyone I want, if I am on your ...


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IP spoofing means creating IP packets with a source address which is not yours and sending those to some destination. To be able to do so, routers on the path have to allow traffic coming from an incorrect source. BCP38 describes a number of techniques (filtering, uRPF) which ISP's can use to prevent spoofed IP traffic originating from their network. Since ...


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tldr: Yes, No (both: until IPSec) I understand your question as Can someone (an ISP, for example) impersonate an internet host on the IP level? If so, how and how can that be mitigated? The right term for that is not IP Spoofing, which as Teun put out in his answer, is spoofing the origin address of packets sent to a host; they are most useless with ...



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