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GeekNJ
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reply to Dream Killer

Re: How-to: Reddit YouTube firewall rule with MI424wr

You selected Reject vs Drop. The description indicates Reject is Drop and send TCP Reset or ICMP Host Unreachable packets to sender.

Is there a need to send back the response?



Dream Killer
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said by GeekNJ:

You selected Reject vs Drop. The description indicates Reject is Drop and send TCP Reset or ICMP Host Unreachable packets to sender.

Is there a need to send back the response?

The browser will react to REJECT faster since it knows the connection failed and won't wait for a timeout or keep retrying. You can go with whichever you prefer.

I always use REJECT because DROP can dramatically slow down applications. DROP should not normally be used anyway.